Strong Earthquake, Fiji

A strong, very deep earthquake struck near Fiji early this afternoon. The magnitude 6.3 quake was located 45 km south of Ndoi Island Fiji at a depth of 550 km. The earthquake, which struck at 1:52 p.m. New Zealand Daylight Time on Monday 19th November 2007, is the fourth quake to have struck the area in recent days.

A magnitude 4.3 quake struck to the north-east of Ndoi Island yesterday afternoon at 3:47 p.m. and a magnitude 4.8 quake struck to the south-east at 1:32 p.m. On November 17th (New Zealand time) a magnitude 4.9 quake struck to the south-west of the island. The three quakes were located within 360 km of Ndoi Island at depths between 160 and 480 km

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

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