South Pacific Quake Activity Continues

The earthquake activity in the South Pacific between Vanuatu and Tonga has continued over the past week, according to data made available by the US Geological Survey.

Earthquake activity in the past week has included 3 quakes near Fiji with magnitudes between 4.7 and 6.0, two of which were shallow, while one was over 500 km deep.

Two 4th magnitude events have occurred near Vanuatu.

Toward the end of the week, activity seems to have moved further east to areas near Tonga where 5 earthquakes between 4.6 and 5.4 have occurred. Four of the quakes, two on the 29th and two on the 30th NZ time, were shallow events between 20km and 45 km deep with magnitudes between 4.9 and 5.4.

Two 5th magnitude earthquakes have also been recorded within 90 km of Raoul Island in the Kermadecs, the most recent occurred on March 25th NZ time.

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