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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - Fiji Islands on Thursday, 6 September 2018 - information

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - Fiji Islands on Thursday, 6 September 2018

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake  - Fiji Islands on Thursday, 6 September 2018
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 662.0 to 655.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 655.0 to 656.0 km.
Sep 6 16:01: Magnitude recalculated from 7.5 to 7.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 656.0 to 654.0 km.
Sep 6 16:11: Magnitude recalculated from 7.4 to 7.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 654.0 to 640.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 6 September 2018 15:49 UTC
Magnitude: 7.8
Depth: 640.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.46°S / 179.26°E (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Koro (135 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2*10^16 J (8784 GWh / 7.6*10^6 tons of TNT / 472.4 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 6 Sep 2018
Thu, 6 Sep 15:49 UTCM 7.8 / 608.6 km- 101km ESE of Suva, FijiUSGS
Thu, 6 Sep 15:49 UTCM 7.5 / 645 km FIJIEMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
australia / not felt
Suva / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(3282.2 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Very very weak shaking. I was standing in my garage, which has a concrete floor. I felt a pulse of buzzing energy (very subtle but noticable) that lasted for a few seconds. Followed by a couple of lower frequency, shorter length vibrations. (via app)
Suva / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(207.7 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Woke me up on 7th floor. Very gentle. 20 seconds.
My home, off Queen's Highway, in Serua Provence. (148 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awakened buy shaking of my bed and the rattle of the shower door! I live in Waidroka Bay,Serua Provence.
(89.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Nausori (90.7 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Suva / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
waterbury / not felt
Natadola / not felt
The Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbour, Fiji. I was a / MMI IV (Light shaking)
suva / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt it in Nakasi Nausori
(206 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Vatuwaqa, Suva. / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Nausori / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Vatuwaqa Suva / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Denarau, Nadi / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Navua (119 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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