Earthquake in Fiji Region

October 7th, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

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

The quake occurred on Monday, October 06, 2008 at 20:56:29 UTC ( Coordinated Universal Time ) and Tuesday, October 07, 2008 at 08:56:29 AM at epicenter local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 155 km (95 miles) SE of Sigave, Ile Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, 240 km (150 miles) SSW of MATA’UTU, Ile Uvea, Wallis and Futuna, 365 km (230 miles) WNW of Hihifo, Tonga, 2520 km (1570 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand with the depth of 394.6 km (245.2 miles) and the location 15.260°S, 177.100°W.

Last week, on October 1st, 2008, there was an earthquake in Fiji with the magnitude of 4.8 Richter scale but on 01.02.2006, there was a massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit the Fiji region of the south Pacific.

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