Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region


A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 08:10 UTC on October 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 497 km (308 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 531 km (329 miles).

The epicenter was located 695 km (431 miles) SW of Vaini, Tonga and 799 km (496 miles) S of Suva, Fiji.

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

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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

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Regional seismicity

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