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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 8 November 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 8 November 2019

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 8 November 2019
8 Nov 10:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Nov 8 10:54: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 588.0 to 585.0 km.
Nov 8 11:00: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 585.0 to 580.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 8 November 2019 10:44 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 580.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.94°S / 179.59°W (Fiji)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 8 Nov 10:44 UTCM 6.5 / 580 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
Fri, 8 Nov 10:44 UTCM 6.5 / 610 kmSouth Of Fiji IslandsEMSC
Fri, 8 Nov 10:44 UTCM 6.5 / 595.3 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
Fri, 8 Nov 10:44 UTCM 6.4 / 591.4 kmFiji Islands region [Sea: Fiji]INGV
Fri, 8 Nov 10:44 UTCM 6.3 / 586 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG
Fri, 8 Nov 10:44 UTCM 6.5 / 582.9 km167km SSW of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS

User reports for this quake

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Sonaisali / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt a very quick rumble, only a couple of seconds or so
tonga / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : i felt it in school
Martintar Nadi Fiji. Felt the shake for 2 seconds / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Waidroka, Serua, Central South Coast, Viti Levu, F / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Approximately 10:45am (10:45pm UTC) a shaking and rattling was experienced both inside and outside our substantial wooden home. Objects rattled but no items fell or broke. Shaking lasted only about 5 seconds. Began as light shaking, briefly intensified, then lessened again before stopping.
Wade wade road, Wailoaloa beach Nadi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On the 4th floor. Felt quite woozy, TV kept shaking, building creaking.
Nadi airport / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We’re sitting at the airport waiting for a flight out. Everyone could notice shaking, glasses and plates were rattling in the lounge we were in
Nadi fiji / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Nadi / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was a strong one
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Не почувствовал и не ощущал, нахожусь дома, занимался домашними хлопотами, дома всё впорядке, висячие предметы интерьера в норме, посуда не звинела, люстры и связка ключей в норме, не шатались. Войлок не обнаружен. Да, пожалуйста оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, Св
Peniskopf / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Magelang / not felt : should be better than just this..!
im dying / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 8 Nov 2019 10h44

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 01 May 2020 19:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    620.9 km (385.8 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 2020 15:21 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    554 km (344.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 15 Feb 2020 03:02 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    590.4 km (366.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2020 00:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    546.1 km (339.3 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2020 01:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    625 km (388.4 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 04 Feb 2020 08:40 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    545.1 km (338.7 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jan 2020 22:12 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    619.2 km (384.8 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 2019 22:40 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    603 km (374.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Nov 2019 10:00 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    571 km (354.8 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Nov 2019 13:23 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    599 km (372.2 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Nov 2019 07:21 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    597 km (371 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Nov 2019 11:22 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    566 km (351.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 8 November 2019
 

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