Very deep M6.8, M7.0 and M6.6 earthquakes hit south of the Fiji Islands

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A very deep earthquake, registered by the USGS as M6.8, hit south of the Fiji Islands at 09:38 UTC on November 9, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 630 km (391 miles). The quake was followed by M7.0 earthquake at 09:51 UTC at a depth of 670 km (416 miles). EMSC reports M6.8 at a depth of 629 km (390 miles) and M6.8 at 655 km (406 miles).

The epicenters were located about 845.4 km (525.3 miles) SW of Vaini, Tonga, and 870.2 km (540.7 miles) S of Suva, Fiji.

Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from these earthquakes.

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

There are likely to be no affected structures in this region.


M6.6 earthquake was registered in the same region at 10:14 UTC at a depth of 623 km (387 miles).

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Regional seismicity

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