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Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 9:45 am (GMT +12) -

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 9:45 am (GMT +12) Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 9:45 am (GMT +12)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Aug 21:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
31 Aug 22:05: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 31, 2022 21:45:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 9:45 am (GMT +12)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude21.5595°S / 175.5976°E (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Antipode21.56°N / 4.402°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities483 km (300 mi) SW of Suva (pop: 77,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
550 km (342 mi) SW of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 22.3°C (72 F), humidity: 53%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 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.
5.510 kmSouth of the Fiji IslandsUSGS
5.510 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsRaspberryShake
5.010 kmFiji: Near NouméaRENASS
5.310 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGFZ
5.310 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGeoAu


Seismic station: Funafuti, Tuvalu (FUNA/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1500 km / 932 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

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)

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