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Very deep M6.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji islands

A very deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit south of Fiji islands at 10:44 UTC on November 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 582.9 km (366 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 451 km (280 miles)...

November 08, 2019

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Very deep M6.7 earthquake hits 34 km (21 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

A very deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Fiji region at 15:54 UTC on September 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 604 km (375 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 608 km (377 miles). The epicenter was located 34 km (21 miles) NNE of...

September 01, 2019

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Deep M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Fiji at 08:12 UTC on March 10, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 567.4 km (352.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 560 km (347.9 miles). The epicenter was located 215 km (134 miles) S...

March 10, 2019

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Deep M6.2 earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near Ndoi Island, Fiji at 19:56 UTC on January 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 579 km (359 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 594 km (369 miles). GFZ is reporting it as M5.6 (preliminary) at...

January 26, 2019

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TC Mona becomes category 2 storm near Fiji, damaging swells, storm surge and flooding expected

Tropical Cyclone "Mona" strengthened into a category 2 storm at 10:00 local time on January 4, 2019. The system is heading toward Fiji, forcing authorities to issue numerous warning. With rivers being at medium to high flows, soil already saturated and...

January 04, 2019

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Deep M6.7 earthquake hits Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Fiji region at 20:25 UTC on November 18, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 533 km (331 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 520 km (323 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

November 18, 2018

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Very deep M6.6 earthquake hits Fiji region

A very deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Fiji islands region at 10:52 UTC on September 30, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 546 km (339 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 276 km (171 miles) E of...

September 30, 2018

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Deep M6.5 earthquake south of the Fiji Islands

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 21:11 UTC on September 16, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 570 km (354 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 588 km (365 miles). According to the USGS, the...

September 16, 2018

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Very strong and deep M7.8 earthquake hits Fiji

A very strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit Fiji at 15:49 UTC on September 6, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 608.6 km (378 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.8 at a depth of 627 km (389 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

September 06, 2018

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Very deep M8.2 earthquake hits Fiji region, two M6+ aftershocks

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M8.2 hit Fiji region at 00:19 UTC (12:19 local time) on August 19, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 563.4 km (350 miles). EMSC is reporting M8.2 at a depth of 558 km (346 miles). This earthquake can have a...

August 19, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Keni" heading toward Fiji, warnings issued

Tropical Cyclone "Keni" formed April 8, 2018 near Vanuatu as the 8th named cyclone of the 2017/18 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. Keni is strengthening on its way toward Fiji where officials issued tropical cyclone warning. At 06:00 UTC (18:00 FST)...

April 09, 2018

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Tropical low between Vanuatu and Fiji dropping heavy rain

A new tropical cyclone, currently designated Invest Area 91P, is brewing between Vanuatu and Fiji while dropping heavy rain over parts of Vanuatu. The system is currently almost stationary NE of Vanuatu and expected to start moving toward Fiji. At 06:00 UTC (17:00...

April 06, 2018

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Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Fiji at 02:00 UTC on August 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 538.6 km (334 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 527 km (327 miles). The epicenter was located 194.4 km (120.8 miles) E...

August 19, 2017

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Strong and deep M6.9 earthquake hits Fiji - Tonga region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Fiji - Tonga region at 17:28 UTC on February 24, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 396.1 km (246.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 400 km (248.5 miles). According to the USGS, the...

February 24, 2017

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Massive landslide hits Fiji, sweeps homes to sea

A massive landslide hit Fiji's Qamea island on December 18, 2016, sweeping homes into the sea. The slide happened after the first tropical depression of the 2016/17 South Pacific cyclone season dumped heavy rain and caused severe flooding throughout the country....

December 19, 2016

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Tropical Cylone Kofi formed near Fiji

Tropical Cyclone Kofi (16P formed) near Fiji after lingering in the region for several days as a tropical low pressure area. The system is moving southeastward. According to Australia Network News, Tropical Cyclone Kofi, as a low pressure area, had already dropped

March 02, 2014

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Deep earthquake M 6.5 struck Fiji region

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Fiji region at 07:48 UTC on November 23, 2013. USGS measured depth at 377.1 km (234.3 miles), EMSC at 368 km. Epicenter was located at the sea, 322 km (200 miles) WNW of Neiafu, Tonga, and 438 km (272 miles)  E of Lambasa,

November 23, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Garry formed in South Pacific

The tenth tropical cyclone in the Southern Pacific Ocean season gained its strength north of Samoa in South Pacific Ocean. This tropical disturbance was named Garry (TC 10P) on January 22, 2013 as it was passing near Samoa. A gale warning remained  in effect for

January 22, 2013

Damage after Evan strike Samoa

Tropical Cyclone Evan leaves Samoa - heads toward Fiji and Vanuatu

Evan peaked with wind speeds of 110 km/h (nearly 70 mph), causing major damage in the Samoan capital of Apia and leaving three people dead and seven missing. Evan left about 3 000 people in shelters. The system is expected to slowly strengthen before it affects Fiji...

December 15, 2012

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World shaking: Two strong and deep earthquakes struck South Pacific, Northern Italy still active... May 29, 2012

During last 12 hours two strong and deep earthquakes were recorded by seismograms in South Pacific region.On May 28, 2012 at 21:47 UTC magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Tonga. According to USGS epicenter was located 158 km (98 miles) NNW of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga

May 29, 2012

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Flash floods caused havoc in Fiji

A tropical low pressure caused flash flooding which cut highways and forced evacuations in Fiji with residents sheltering from rising waters on rooftops today, on March 30. Heavy rains caused rivers to burst their banks in the west of the main island Viti Levu. The

March 30, 2012

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck south of Fiji archipelago

Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.3 struck south of Fiji island earlier today at 00:52:06 UTC. The epicenter was 543 km (337 miles) southeast of Ceva-i-Ra, 551 km (342 miles) southwest of Ndoi Island and 756 km (469 miles) south of Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji

January 24, 2012

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Scientist observing deepest underwater eruptions of West Mata volcano

An underwater volcano West Mata is bursting with glowing lava bubbles. The deepest active submarine eruption seen to date is shedding light on how volcanism can impact deep-sea life and reshape the face of the planet.Submarine eruptions account for about

October 21, 2011

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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Fiji

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Fiji region, 120 km (74 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji, 425 km (264 miles) W of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga, 453 km (281 miles) SSE of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji (21.559°S, 179.369°W). Epicenter was very deep

September 15, 2011

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Seven 6.0+ earthquakes in eight days

TheExtinctionProtocolsite identified four areas on the Pacific Plate that have been a source of an inordinate amount of recent strong earthquake activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire in post named "Catastrophism in the Ring of Fire: seven 6.0+ earthquakes in

August 02, 2011

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6.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 43 km (26 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, in the Fiji Islands according to USGS. The earthquake had a depth of 600 km and was too deep to generate tsunami waves. Seismic tension has been building along tectonic plate boundaries in the

July 22, 2011