Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag was detected near Labasa in Fiji


Earthquake location -15.145S, 179.7934WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 149 km NNE of Labasa, Fiji (93 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 04:12:17 / September 15, 2020 @ 4:12 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:12:17 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bndc. Unique identifier: us7000bndc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 179.7934° East, -15.145° South, depth 10 km.

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 149 km NNE of Labasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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