A moderate earthquake in Fiji

October 1st, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

earthquake in fijiThere was an earthquake in Fiji with the magnitude of 4.8 Richter scale.

The quake occurred Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 06:19:49 UTC ( Coordinated Universal Time ) and Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 06:19:49 PM at epicenter local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 245 km (155 miles) SE of Lambasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji,300 km (185 miles) E of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji,320 km (200 miles) N of Ndoi Island, Fiji, 2205 km (1370 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand.

On 01.02.2006, there was a massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit the Fiji region of the south Pacific. The earthquake occurred about 400 kilometers southeast of the Fiji capital Suva.

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