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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Sunday, Mar 6, 2022 at 5:34 pm (GMT -12) -

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Sunday, Mar 6, 2022 at 5:34 pm (GMT -12) Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Sunday, Mar 6, 2022 at 5:34 pm (GMT -12)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 582 km depth

7 Mar 05:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
7 Mar 05:43: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 576.0 to 572.0 km (from 358 to 355 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.3 km (2.7 mi) towards WSW.
7 Mar 05:54: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 7, 2022 05:34:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 6, 2022 at 5:34 pm (GMT -12)
Depth581.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude20.3797°S / 178.4313°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Antipode20.38°N / 1.569°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities346 km (215 mi) WNW of Nukalofa (Nuku'alofa, Tonga) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
346 km (215 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
360 km (224 mi) WNW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
377 km (234 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
349 km (217 mi) WNW of Amsterdam Island (pop: 75,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from WNW
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.
6.1582 kmFiji Islands RegionUSGS
5.8572 kmFiji: Near NouméaRENASS
6.1582 kmFiji Islands RegionRaspberryShake
6.0583 kmFiji Islands Region [Sea: Fiji]INGV
6.1577 kmFiji RegionGFZ
6.1568 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu


Seismic station: Tucson, Arizona (TUC/IU network) | Distance from quake: 9272 km / 5761 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tucson, Arizona: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-2.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

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Around remade islands / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s : So i was on the boat my boat was swinging so I was scared and i just got to my home in kermadec islands i just got this app and like i also felt the 6.6 magnitude earthquake. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Ba, fiji Islands / not felt


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Aug 10, 2022 21:46
33 weeks ago

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Jul 29, 2022 02:20
35 weeks ago

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Jul 23, 2022 11:38
36 weeks ago

612 km
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Jul 17, 2022 03:13
37 weeks ago

594 km
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Jul 7, 2022 10:11
38 weeks ago

588 km
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May 9, 2022 11:59
47 weeks ago

593 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
May 4, 2022 01:32
47 weeks ago

591 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
May 3, 2022 07:44
47 weeks ago

596 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Apr 8, 2022 19:00
51 weeks ago

578 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 26, 2022 08:15
1 year 1 weeks ago

598 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Mar 26, 2022 08:08
1 year 1 weeks ago

596 km
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