Strong Earthquake, Fiji Region

A strong, deep earthquake struck the southern Fiji region this morning. The magnitude 6.4 quake which struck at 6:52 a.m. on Wednesday 16th January 2008 was located 455 km south-south-east of Suva, Fiji (160 km south-west of Ndoi Island) at a depth of 586 km.

This morning’s quake was located about 400 km north of a 380 km deep magnitude 4.6 quake which struck on January 9th at a location half-way between Raoul Island and Ndoi Island.

[Compiled from data supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey and its contributing agencies.]

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