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MAGNITUDE 6.0 FIJI REGION


Depth: 627 km

Distances: 335 km E of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,400 / local time: 05:11:48.0 2017-04-19
295 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji / pop: 24,200 / local time: 05:11:48.0 2017-04-19

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MAGNITUDE 5.8 FIJI REGION


Depth: 477 km

Distances: 359 km E of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,400 / local time: 05:05:53.6 2017-04-14
335 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji / pop: 24,200 / local time: 05:05:53.6 2017-04-14

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 FIJI REGION

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us100088wf#executive

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 541 km NE of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,400 / local time: 03:03:42.8 2017-03-15
379 km E of Lambasa, Fiji / pop: 24,200 / local time: 03:03:42.8 2017-03-15
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Category 5 Cyclone Pam To Strike Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Pam
PHOTO: A map issued on March 11, 2015 shows the predicted path of Cyclone Pam as it heads between Vanuatu and Fiji. (Vanuatu Meteorology Department)
The Vanuatu Meteorological Service has issued a second weather warning to parts of the country’s north with Tropical Cyclone Pam predicted to intensify into a category five storm by Friday.
 
Renewed wind warnings were issued to the provinces of Torba, Sanma, Malampa and Penama as the severe cyclone, currently rated a category three storm, passes between Vanuatu and Fiji. The storm is predicted to increase into a category four system tonight.
 
The service predicted gale-force winds for the southern part of Vanuatu including Port Vila would start from 11:00pm (local time) tonight.
 
Senior forecaster for the service, Allan Ravai, said winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour were expected within the next 24 hours as the system moved south at a speed of 10 kilometres per hour.
 
“We still advise people of the damaging winds and very rough seas with heavy swells, mainly for the northern provinces,” Mr Ravai told the ABC’s Pacific Beat program.
 
He said heavy rain and flooding was also expected in Vanuatu’s north, including coastal flooding.
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Mr Ravai said the cyclone is predicted to become a category five system on Friday when it is 120 kilometres east of the country’s central island.
 
Australian Bureau of Meteorology national operations centre head Andrew Tupper said Pacific nations were on high alert.
 
“This is actually the most significant cyclone of all in terms of its size, which is very large, and its intensity,” Mr Tupper said.
 
“It’s forecast to thread the needle between Vanuatu and Fiji as it moves south, but probably a little bit too close to Vanuatu for anybody’s liking.”
 
UNICEF Pacific said it would meet with Vanuatu’s national disaster management team on Wednesday to discuss cyclone preparations.
 
A heavy rain and gale wind warning is also in place for Fiji. Shipping vessels have been ordered to stay in port, while residents in Fiji have been urged not to head out to sea this week.
 
Residents in the eastern parts of Solomon Islands have also been told to expect heavy rain, gale-force winds and high seas.
 
Meanwhile, Queensland coastal communities are preparing for Cyclone Nathan which is located off the state’s far north coast.
 
Although close, the two systems are not expected to merge.
Courtesy of ABC Net

UPGRADED: MAGNITUDE 7.1 FIJI REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000stdc#summary

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Depth: 434 km

Distances: 141km (88mi) NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
313km (194mi) WNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
432km (268mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
470km (292mi) SE of Lambasa, Fiji
546km (339mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji  

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 TONGA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000sng7

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Depth: 197 km

Distances: 173km (107mi) WNW of Pangai, Tonga
227km (141mi) NNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
588km (365mi) ESE of Lambasa, Fiji
610km (379mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
725km (450mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji  

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MAGNITUDE 5.5 FIJI REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000shif#summary

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Depth: 573 km

Distances: 264km (164mi) SE of Lambasa, Fiji
315km (196mi) E of Suva, Fiji
422km (262mi) E of Nadi, Fiji
511km (318mi) NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
854km (531mi) WSW of Apia, Samoa

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000sbws#summary

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Depth: 552 km

Distances: 189km (117mi) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji
458km (285mi) WSW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
498km (309mi) SSE of Suva, Fiji
584km (363mi) SSE of Nadi, Fiji
650km (404mi) S of Lambasa, Fiji  


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MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usd000477j#summary

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Depth: 610 km

Distances: 175km (109mi) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji
456km (283mi) WSW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
483km (300mi) SSE of Suva, Fiji
570km (354mi) SE of Nadi, Fiji
634km (394mi) S of Lambasa, Fiji

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 FIJI REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000rw4q#summary

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Depth: 208 km

Distances: 137km (85mi) NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
614km (382mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji

636km (395mi) SE of Lambasa, Fiji
729km (453mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji

855km (531mi) SSW of Apia, Samoa

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