Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 337 km west of Lautoka, Western, Fiji, on Sunday, 22 Nov 5.18 pm (GMT +12) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - 337 km west of Lautoka, Western, Fiji, on Sunday, 22 Nov 5.18 pm (GMT +12)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Nov 05:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
22 Nov 07:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.5.
22 Nov 10:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Date & time: 22 Nov 2020 05:18:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 22 Nov 5.18 pm (GMT +12)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.71°S / 174.42°E (Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
337 km (210 mi) WNW of Lautoka (pop: 52,500)
341 km (212 mi) WNW of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
358 km (222 mi) WNW of Ba (pop: 14,600)
455 km (283 mi) WNW of Suva (pop: 77,400)
528 km (328 mi) W of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
541 km (336 mi) WNW of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
628 km (390 mi) ENE of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440)
658 km (409 mi) E of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 25.3°C (78 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.410 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.520 kmFIJI REGIONEMSC
M 5.510 kmFiji RegionUSGS
M 5.039 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake 337 km west of Lautoka, Western, Fiji, 22 Nov 5.18 pm (GMT +12)

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 337 km west of Lautoka, Western, Fiji, on Sunday, 22 Nov 5.18 pm (GMT +12)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 01 Jan 1972 22:05
    | 6.8 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    49 years ago
    |
    62km / 39mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 03 Jul 1959 17:55
    | 6.6 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    61 years ago
    |
    152km / 95mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 09 Jan 2000 21:54
    | 6.5 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    235km / 146mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 03 Jul 1959 17:55
    | 6.5 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    61 years ago
    |
    167km / 104mi
    | Vanuatu Region
  • 20 Jul 1950 09:30
    | 6.5 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    136km / 85mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 09 Sep 1920 18:56
    | 6.5 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    243km / 151mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 09 Aug 2000 22:55
    | 6.4 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    20 years ago
    |
    13km / 8mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 20 Mar 1943 04:50
    | 6.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    78 years ago
    |
    95km / 59mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 05 Jun 1930 11:42
    | 6.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    91 years ago
    |
    67km / 41mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 31 Jul 2000 22:44
    | 6.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    20 years ago
    |
    13km / 8mi
    | Fiji Region
  • Show all

Map of earlier quakes

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery

 
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
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.