Police did not receive any report of damage caused by an earthquake that struck the Central Division yesterday afternoon.
The 4.6 magnitude earthquake at 2.43pm shook buildings in Suva City and sent workers scurrying to safety on the streets.
Some did not take the risk and moved to higher ground, fearing a tsunami.
While many were concerned about their safety, a handful of people were seen fishing in waters off Nasese in Suva.
The earthquake happened at a depth of 13.9 kilometres and 2.3km north northwest of Lami Town and 7.01km north northwest of Suva City.
Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said there were no reports of damage.
"It's good that people immediately moved out of their offices in the high rise buildings when the earthquake struck," he said.
"There was a big difference from previous occasions as people took precautionary measures and moved to safety.
"Some people also moved to higher ground immediately after the earthquake and it's good that they took heed of advice given to them previously."
A resident of Qauia in Lami, where the epicentre of the earthquake was located, said it was a frightening experience.
"I was inside the house when everything started shaking suddenly, including the settees, but luckily it was not for long," she said.