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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 2 July 2021 at 20:14 (GMT) - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on 2 Jul 8:14 am (GMT -12)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on 2 Jul 8:14 am (GMT -12) Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on 2 Jul 8:14 am (GMT -12)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 594 km depth

2 Jul 20:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
2 Jul 20:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 598.0 to 597.0 km (from 372 to 371 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.3 km (3.3 mi) towards WNW.
2 Jul 20:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 597.0 to 594.0 km (from 371 to 369 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.6 mi) towards WNW.
3 Jul 08:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 2, 2021 20:14:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter2 Jul 8:14 am (GMT -12)
Depth594.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude21.8°S / 179.47°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Antipode21.8°N / 0.53°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 21.4°C (71 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 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.
6.1594 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
6.0610 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG
5.7586 kmFiji: Near NouméaRENASS
6.1606 kmFiji RegionUSGS
6.0599 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
6.0610 kmFiji Islands Region [Sea: Fiji]INGV


Seismic station: Funafuti, Tuvalu (FUNA/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1483 km / 921 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 (2)

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Ittigen / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Leider bin ich sehr sensibel auf Erdbeben. Ich spüre diese, weil ich dann jeweils gar nicht ins Bett gehen kann. Ich kann todmüde sein, ich kann nicht einschlafen. Oft höre ich, oder lese ich einen Tag, oder ein paar Tage später, dass es ein rel. heft | 2 users found this interesting.  
Spokane Washington / not felt


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Dec 26, 2021 23:45
50 weeks ago

588 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Dec 16, 2021 15:23
51 weeks ago

550 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Dec 13, 2021 00:36
52 weeks ago

558 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Oct 24, 2021 19:47
1 year 7 weeks ago

587 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Sep 23, 2021 08:36
1 year 11 weeks ago

549 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Sep 14, 2021 07:53
1 year 12 weeks ago

563 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Sep 9, 2021 07:18
1 year 13 weeks ago

593 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Sep 4, 2021 02:15
1 year 14 weeks ago

582 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Aug 28, 2021 05:36
1 year 15 weeks ago

587 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Aug 3, 2021 07:16
1 year 18 weeks ago

593 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Jul 29, 2021 21:27
1 year 19 weeks ago

603 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Jul 26, 2021 14:37
1 year 20 weeks ago

570 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore

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