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

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

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 6 October 2020
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.
Date & time: Tuesday, 6 October 2020 10:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 629.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.09°S / 178.45°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (219 km / 136 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 26.4°C (80 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 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
Tue, 6 Oct 10:11 UTCM 6.0 / 629 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
Tue, 6 Oct 10:11 UTCM 6.0 / 625 kmFiji RegionEMSC
Tue, 6 Oct 10:11 UTCM 6.0 / 622.7 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
Tue, 6 Oct 10:11 UTCM 6.0 / 628.8 km231 Km E of Levuka, FijiUSGS
Tue, 6 Oct 10:11 UTCM 5.9 / 648 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG
Tue, 6 Oct 10:11 UTCM 6.0 / 629.7 kmFiji Islands Region [Sea: Fiji]INGV

User reports for this quake (1)

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

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 6 Oct 2020 10:11

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 21 Oct 2020 02:15 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    544.4 km (338.3 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Oct 2020 05:00 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    633.4 km (393.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 18:05 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    623.4 km (387.4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 2020 22:08 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    602 km (374.1 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 6 October 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    19km / 12mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    736km / 457mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    628km / 390mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    14 years ago
    |
    511km / 318mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    641km / 398mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    245km / 152mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 09 Dec 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    13 years ago
    |
    885km / 550mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    479km / 298mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    667km / 415mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    831km / 517mi
    | South of Tonga
  • Show all

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