Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - information

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 329 km E of Suva, Central, Fiji, martes, 06 oct. 2020

- Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 329 km E of Suva, Central, Fiji, martes, 06 oct. 2020

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 629 km depth

6 Oct 10:19 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
6 Oct 10:21: Profundidad recalculada de 631.0 a 629.0 km (de 392 a 391 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.1 km (1.3 mi) al O.
6 Oct 13:28: Magnitud recalculada de 6.2 a 6.0.
Fecha & hora: 6 Oct 2020 10:11:45 UTC -
Magnitud: 6.0
Profundidad: 629.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 18,09°S / 178,45°W (Fiyi)
Volcán mas cercano: Taveuni (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
236 km al E de Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
296 km al SE de Labasa (pop: 27,900)
329 km al E de Suva (pop: 77,400)
415 km al E de Ba (pop: 14,600)
437 km al E de Lautoka (pop: 52,500)
439 km al E de Nadi (pop: 42,300)
476 km al W de Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320)
480 km al NW de Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 26.4°C (80 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from ENE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 6,3 x 1013 joules (17,5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0,9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.0629 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.0625 kmFiji RegionEMSC
M 6.0623 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
M 6.0629 km231 Km E of Levuka, FijiUSGS
M 5.9648 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG
M 6.0630 kmFiji Islands Region [Sea: Fiji]INGV

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Nadi (433.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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Aftershocks of the M 6.0 terremoto: 329 km east de Suva, Central, Fiyi Tue, 6 Oct 10h11

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes):
  • 26 nov 2020 16:05 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    559,8 km (347,8 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 nov 2020 03:55 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    463 km (287,7 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 nov 2020 11:12 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    578 km (359,2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 nov 2020 03:36 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    474 km (294,5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 nov 2020 09:38 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    588 km (365,4 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 oct 2020 05:22 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    579,2 km (359,9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 oct 2020 21:29 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    523,8 km (325,5 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 oct 2020 11:21 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    526,7 km (327,3 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 oct 2020 04:59 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    589,7 km (366,4 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 oct 2020 02:15 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    544,4 km (338,3 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 oct 2020 05:00 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    633,4 km (393,6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 oct 2020 18:05 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    623,4 km (387,4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 oct 2020 22:08 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    602 km (374,1 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 329 km E of Suva, Central, Fiji, martes, 06 oct. 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profundidad
    |
    Age
    |
    Distancia
    | Details
  • 19 ago 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    hace 2 años
    |
    19km / 12mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11,2mi
    |
    hace 11 años
    |
    736km / 457mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 abr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    hace 102 años
    |
    628km / 390mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 may 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    hace 15 años
    |
    511km / 318mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9,3mi
    |
    hace 104 años
    |
    641km / 398mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    hace 2 años
    |
    245km / 152mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 09 dic 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    hace 13 años
    |
    885km / 550mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    hace 23 años
    |
    479km / 298mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 dic 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    hace 45 años
    |
    667km / 415mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5,6mi
    |
    hace 45 años
    |
    831km / 517mi
    | South of Tonga
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