Deep M6.1 earthquake hits south of the Fiji islands

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits south of the Fiji islands

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit south of the Fiji islands at 07:04 UTC on October 23, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 463 km (287 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

The epicenter was located 692 km (429 miles) SW of Vaini, Tonga, and 843 km (523 miles) SSE of Suva, Fiji.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

Featured image: TW/SAM, Google

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