Island Watch: Earthquakes Near Fiji, Tonga, Kermadecs

Earthquake activity near Fiji and Tonga has continued at moderate levels since the magnitude 6.0 event of June 27th.

In the past week, there have been 6 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.3 and 5.2 at depths between 20 and 620 km near Fiji according to data supplied by the US Geological Survey.

A magnitude 4.7 event, 75 km deep occurred near Tonga on June 29th.

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was recorded in the Kermadecs at 1:52 this morning. The quake was located 270 km SSW of Raoul Island at a depth of 153 km.

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