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Earthquake at Magnitude 7.2 – FIJI REGION

15/09/2011

Magnitude 7.2 – FIJI REGION

2011 September 15 19:30:59 UTC (3:30 EST)

Earthquake Details – NO TSUNAMI WARNING TO BE ISSUED

Magnitude 7.2
Date-Time
Location 21.596°S, 179.270°W
Depth 593 km (368.5 miles)
Region FIJI REGION
Distances 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
1788 km (1111 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17.2 km (10.7 miles); depth +/- 18.7 km (11.6 miles)
Parameters NST= 49, Nph= 49, Dmin=511 km, Rmss=0.85 sec, Gp= 79°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6

Turtle Island - FIJI

Other earthquakes gone off today of significance:

MAP  6.2   2011/09/15 08:00:07   36.289   141.308 10.0 EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  6.0   2011/09/15 07:53:12  -35.430  -177.878 13.4 EAST OF NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Source: USGS

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