Important historic earthquakes in Fiji

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

Earthquakes Fiji Click on this image to watch it in full size - Data courtesy NOAA Natural Hazards database

TSU = Tsunami waves was generated -- VOL = Earthquake from volcanic origin

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region May 19 00:47 4.4 589 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji May 19 00:47 4.4 566 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Fiji Region May 19 00:47 4.4 592 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region May 14 16:54 4.6 541 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Fiji Region May 14 16:54 4.5 544 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region May 13 14:05 4.9 527 MAP
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji May 13 14:05 4.7 521 MAP
EMSC Fiji Region May 13 14:05 4.7 530 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON South Of Fiji Islands May 13 11:55 4.9 628 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji May 13 11:55 4.9 620 MAP
EMSC South Of Fiji Islands May 13 11:55 4.9 650 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji May 10 22:15 5.0 603 MAP
GEOFON South Of Fiji Islands May 10 22:15 5.1 600 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji May 10 10:49 4.7 573 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region May 10 10:49 4.5 598 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Fiji Region May 03 20:03 4.3 607 MAP
USGS Lambasa, Fiji May 03 20:03 4.3 610 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region May 03 20:02 4.7 610 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region May 01 19:56 5.2 590 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Fiji Region May 01 19:56 4.7 583 MAP
EMSC Fiji Region May 01 19:56 4.7 587 MAP
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region May 01 19:47 5.8 587 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Fiji Region May 01 19:47 5.9 578 MAP
USGS Lautoka, Fiji May 01 12:45 5.2 8 MAP
GEOFON Fiji Islands May 01 12:45 5.6 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji Apr 29 08:35 4.1 627 MAP
EMSC Fiji Region Apr 29 08:35 4.1 627 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji Apr 29 05:18 4.5 491 MAP
EMSC Fiji Region Apr 29 05:18 4.5 513 MAP
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Apr 29 05:18 5.0 483 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS South Of The Fiji Islands Apr 29 04:36 4.4 509 MAP
EMSC South Of Fiji Islands Apr 29 04:36 4.4 505 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lambasa, Fiji Apr 25 22:00 4.7 538 MAP
EMSC Fiji Region Apr 25 22:00 4.7 548 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Apr 25 22:00 4.9 538 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji Apr 25 13:56 4.6 290 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Apr 25 13:56 4.5 284 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS South Of The Fiji Islands Apr 24 21:57 5.5 529 MAP
GEOFON South Of Fiji Islands Apr 24 21:56 5.5 536 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON South Of Fiji Islands Apr 20 15:46 4.4 527 MAP
EMSC South Of Fiji Islands Apr 20 15:46 4.6 534 MAP
USGS South Of The Fiji Islands Apr 20 15:46 4.6 541 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Apr 19 19:43 4.2 501 MAP
EMSC Fiji Region Apr 19 19:43 4.2 498 MAP
USGS Lambasa, Fiji Apr 19 19:43 4.2 498 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Fiji Region Apr 19 08:16 4.3 414 MAP
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Apr 17 19:59 4.9 366 MAP
EMSC Fiji Region Apr 17 19:59 4.7 359 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji Apr 16 05:53 4.7 352 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Fiji Region Apr 16 05:53 4.7 369 MAP I Felt It INFO

Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
People :
Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
Fittings :
Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
Structures :
Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
People :
Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
Fittings :
Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
Structures :
Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
Fittings :
Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
Structures :
Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
Environment :
Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
People
General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
Fittings :
Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
Structures :
Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
Environment :
Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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