Deep M6.6 and M6.0 earthquakes hit south of the Fiji Islands

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Two deep earthquakes registered by the USGS M6.6 and M6.0 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 03:13 UTC on April 28, 2023. The agency is reporting depths of 592.9 km (368.4 miles) and 598.5 km (371.8 miles), respectively. EMSC is reporting just one M6.0 quake at a depth of 593 km (368.4 miles).

The epicenters were located 774.9 km (481.5 miles) SW of Houma, Tonga, and 782.4 km (486.2 miles) S of Suva, Fiji.

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.

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Regional seismicity

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