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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 15 September 2020
15 Sep 04:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
15 Sep 04:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5. Epicenter location corrected by 3.2 km (2 mi) towards W.
15 Sep 06:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 6.0.
15 Sep 07:32: Epicenter location corrected by 6.4 km (4 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 04:12 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.96°S / 179.93°E (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (207 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
175 km (109 mi) NE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
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

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 15 Sep 04:12 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
Tue, 15 Sep 04:12 UTCM 6.1 / 40 km FijiEMSC
Tue, 15 Sep 04:12 UTCM 6.0 / 32 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
Tue, 15 Sep 04:12 UTCM 5.3 / 73 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG
Tue, 15 Sep 04:12 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km160 Km NNE of Labasa, FijiUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 15 Sep 2020 04h12

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 15 Sep 2020 10:55 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 15 September 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
    |
    391km / 243mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    858km / 533mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    101 years ago
    |
    889km / 552mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    14 years ago
    |
    857km / 533mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    700km / 435mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    396km / 246mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    867km / 539mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    827km / 514mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    691km / 429mi
    | Tonga
  • 01 Jan 1919 03:00
    | 7.8 |
    485km / 301mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    527km / 327mi
    | Fiji Region
  • Show all

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