Very strong "deep" earthquake in the greater Fiji region

September 15/16, 2011 earthquake M 7.2   7.3   2011/09/15 19:30     Depth 593.0 626 km      FIJI REGION (Tonga) Friday, September 16, 2011 at 07:30:59 AM at epicenter Harmless DEEP earthquake with its hypocenter in the solid hot mantle of the … [Read more...]

Very strong but harmless earthquake in the Kermadec Islands region

UPDATE 15:04 UTC : The initial values of this earthquake have been seriously changed after recalculation. USGS is reporting now a magnitude of 6.6 at a depth of 90.4 km (from an initial 6.4 @ 8.4 km). At earthquake-report we had problems to believe that a shallow earthquake of 6.4 would have been … [Read more...]

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Fiji

UPDATE 05:04 UTC : No damage has been reported from this earthquake as of 15 hours after the quake. Generally, there will be no damage from an earthquake of under M6.5 at 550km depth, with statistics giving a very low probability even of MMI IV (moderate shaking, with no damage). Thus, we are … [Read more...]

Heavy M 6.1 seaquake at a safe distance of Tonga islands

Earthquake Report comment : NO tsunami treat for the neighboring islands Earthquake occurred on a safe distance from populated islands Most important Earthquake Data: Saturday, September 04, 2010 at 09:52:01 PM at epicenter Magnitude : Moment Magnitude 6.1 Depth (Hypocenter) : 37 … [Read more...]