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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 296 km southeast of Labasa, Northern, Fiji, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10:11 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 296 km southeast of Labasa, Northern, Fiji, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10:11 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 296 km southeast of Labasa, Northern, Fiji, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10:11 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 629 km depth

6 Oct 10:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
6 Oct 10:21: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 631.0 to 629.0 km (from 392 to 391 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards W.
6 Oct 13:28: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 6, 2020 10:11:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth629.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.09°S / 178.45°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Antipode18.09°N / 1.55°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoTaveuni (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities480 km (299 mi) NW of Nukalofa (Nuku'alofa, Tonga) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
480 km (299 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
490 km (305 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
514 km (320 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
484 km (301 mi) NW of Amsterdam Island (pop: 75,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 26.4°C (80 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.0629 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
6.0625 kmFiji RegionEMSC
6.0623 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
6.0629 km231 Km E of Levuka, FijiUSGS
5.9648 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG
6.0630 kmFiji Islands Region [Sea: Fiji]INGV

Seismograms

Seismic station: Funafuti, Tuvalu (FUNA/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1093 km / 679 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Funafuti, Tuvalu: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Nadi (433.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (40 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 3, 2021 15:34
1 year 34 weeks ago
4.4

580 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 31, 2021 11:38
1 year 35 weeks ago
4.5

548 km
South Pacific Ocean, Moyen-Ogooué, FijiMore
Mar 26, 2021 11:21
1 year 36 weeks ago
4.4

628 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 26, 2021 08:13
1 year 36 weeks ago
4.5

579 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 22, 2021 19:51
1 year 36 weeks ago
4.5

548 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 16, 2021 09:08
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.7

539 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 13, 2021 09:48
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.6

532 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 13, 2021 01:53
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.4

566 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 7, 2021 20:50
1 year 38 weeks ago
4.4

524 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 2, 2021 10:25
1 year 39 weeks ago
4.4

543 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Feb 26, 2021 06:22
1 year 40 weeks ago
4.7

551 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Feb 21, 2021 04:55
1 year 40 weeks ago
4.5

621 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Feb 14, 2021 22:06
1 year 41 weeks ago
4.4

539 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Feb 12, 2021 07:28
1 year 42 weeks ago
4.3

537 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Feb 7, 2021 15:41
1 year 42 weeks ago
4.4

588 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Jan 31, 2021 15:50
1 year 43 weeks ago
4.5

523 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Jan 24, 2021 01:01
1 year 44 weeks ago
5.3

516 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Jan 20, 2021 05:01
1 year 45 weeks ago
4.5

534 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Jan 17, 2021 13:05
1 year 45 weeks ago
4.5

555 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Jan 9, 2021 21:35
1 year 46 weeks ago
4.4

566 km
South Pacific Ocean, 337 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Jan 9, 2021 08:23
1 year 46 weeks ago
5.3

580 km
South Pacific Ocean, 322 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Jan 6, 2021 21:47
1 year 47 weeks ago
4.9

552 km
South Pacific Ocean, 264 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Jan 2, 2021 11:15
1 year 47 weeks ago
4.5

548 km
South Pacific Ocean, 283 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Dec 30, 2020 06:18
1 year 48 weeks ago
4.8

634 km
South Pacific Ocean, 383 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Dec 24, 2020 21:50
1 year 49 weeks ago
4.2

638 km
South Pacific Ocean, 380 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Dec 18, 2020 12:47
1 year 50 weeks ago
4.5

524 km
South Pacific Ocean, 262 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Dec 11, 2020 14:25
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.6

504 km
South Pacific Ocean, 376 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Nov 26, 2020 16:05
2 years ago
4.4

560 km
South Pacific Ocean, 263 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Nov 22, 2020 03:55
2 years ago
4.6

463 km
South Pacific Ocean, 287 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Nov 14, 2020 11:12
2 years ago
4.8

578 km
South Pacific Ocean, 285 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Nov 10, 2020 03:36
2 years ago
4.6

474 km
South Pacific Ocean, 367 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Nov 4, 2020 09:38
2 years ago
4.5

588 km
South Pacific Ocean, 290 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Oct 31, 2020 05:22
2 years ago
4.4

579 km
South Pacific Ocean, 356 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Oct 29, 2020 21:29
2 years ago
4.3

524 km
South Pacific Ocean, 354 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Oct 28, 2020 11:21
2 years ago
4.5

527 km
South Pacific Ocean, 293 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Oct 24, 2020 04:59
2 years ago
4.7

590 km
South Pacific Ocean, 296 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Oct 21, 2020 02:15
2 years ago
4.5

544 km
South Pacific Ocean, 300 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Oct 9, 2020 05:00
2 years ago
4.3

633 km
South Pacific Ocean, 293 km SE of Labasa, Northern, FijiMore
Oct 8, 2020 18:05
2 years ago
4.2

623 km
South Pacific Ocean, 338 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Oct 7, 2020 22:08
2 years ago
4.5

602 km
South Pacific Ocean, 380 km E of Suva, Central, FijiMore

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