Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Jul 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
21-31 Aug 2020: Islands of Fire and Whales - Kurile Islands (Russia)
3-19 Sep 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
29 Sep - 5 Oct 2020: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Support us?

Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation (PayPal).

Online cc payment
Thank you!
Random pictures

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South of Fiji Islands on Friday, 1 February 2019

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - South of Fiji Islands on Friday, 1 February 2019
Feb 2 00:03: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 173.0 to 112.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 1 February 2019 23:48 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 112.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.71°S / 176.53°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.8°S/177.02°W (170 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 1 Feb 2019
Fri, 1 Feb 23:48 UTCM 5.6 / 33 km5.6 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDSEMSC
Fri, 1 Feb 23:48 UTCM 5.3 / 90.6 km- South of the Fiji IslandsUSGS
Fri, 1 Feb 23:48 UTCM 5.5 / 96 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Fri, 1 Feb 23:48 UTCM 5.5 / 139.9 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:


More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.