Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Fiji region at 00:48 UTC on November 11, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 417 km (259 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 400 km (248 miles).

The epicenter was located 289.7 km (179.6 miles) WNW of Haveluloto, and 290 km (179.8 miles) WNW of Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

There are just a few people living within 100 km (62 miles).

4 000 people are estimated to have felt weak shaking.

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

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