Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 1 September 2019

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 199 km south of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, on Sunday, 1 September 2019 at 15:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 199 km south of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, on Sunday, 1 September 2019 at 15:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 601 km depth

1 Sep 16:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 1 16:04: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 604.0 to 601.0 km.
Date & time: 1 Sep 2019 15:54:21 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 601.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.42°S / 178.5°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
409 km (254 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.1601 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.7608 kmFiji RegionEMSC
M 6.6591 km32km NNE of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS
M 6.7609 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
M 6.4604 kmFiji Islands region [Sea: Fiji]INGV
M 6.2621 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG

User reports for this quake (6)

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Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Не почувствовал и не ощущал, находился на улице, ходил в магазин и аптеку, не смогу нечего сказать, родители были дома, с их слов всё в порядке. Да, пожалуйста оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, Своих родных и близких людей. Да, геология рулит.))),!!!
Nigeria / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Man I had to hold onto the walls and I smacked my forehead into a window and cut my hands on the glass
RubyRoseTurnersHouse when we were make love to eac / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : &we are gonna get married one day some how
Ono-i-Lau / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Strong shaking
Ha'apau / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me from sleep
Suva (Fiji, 408 km NW of epicenter) : Very faint (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 199 km south of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, 1 September 2019 15:54 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 26 Feb 2020 10:44 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    601.6 km (373.8 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 2020 21:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    566.1 km (351.8 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 2020 00:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    539 km (334.9 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2019 08:24 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    607 km (377.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Dec 2019 15:53 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    536 km (333.1 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Nov 2019 11:49 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    533.3 km (331.4 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2019 10:43 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    629.2 km (391 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 13 Oct 2019 20:02 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    612 km (380.3 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Sep 2019 01:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    595 km (369.7 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Sep 2019 07:18 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    537.9 km (334.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 11 Sep 2019 23:30 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    555.3 km (345 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Sep 2019 19:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    598 km (371.6 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Sep 2019 19:49 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    504.3 km (313.4 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Sep 2019 17:18 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    600.1 km (372.9 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 199 km south of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, on Sunday, 1 September 2019 at 15:54 (GMT)
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