Strong Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Strikes South of Fiji Islands

Earthquake
Written by Harry Johnson

There was no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or structural damage after powerful earthquake by the Fiji Islands.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck south of the Fiji Islands today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

There was no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or structural damage.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

Preliminary Report

Magnitude 7.2

Date-Time • Universal Time (UTC): 15 Jun 2023 18:06:28
• Time near the Epicenter (1): 16 Jun 2023 07:06:28

Location 22.982S 177.208W

Depth 167 km

Distances

• 281.0 km (174.2 mi) SW of Houma, Tonga
• 290.9 km (180.4 mi) SW of Nuku alofa, Tonga
• 294.8 km (182.8 mi) SW of Ohonua, Tonga
• 703.4 km (436.1 mi) SE of Nasinu, Fiji
• 703.5 km (436.2 mi) SE of Suva, Fiji

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.0 km; Vertical 4.8 km

Parameters Nph = 86; Dmin = 288.0 km; Rmss = 1.10 seconds; Gp = 24°

About the author

Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

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