Deep M7.0 earthquake hits Fiji region
A deep earthquake, registered by the USGS as M7.0, hit Fiji Region at 08:09 UTC on November 12, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 587 km (364 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.
The epicenter was located 333.9 km (207.5 miles) SE of Levuka, Fiji, and 348.3 km (216.4 miles) WNW of Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
Based on all available data, 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.
Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are informal (metal, timber, GI etc.) and unknown/miscellaneous types of construction.
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