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2009 Fiji earthquake

2009 Fiji earthquake
Date November 9, 2009
Magnitude Mw 7.3
Depth 585.1 km
Epicenter
Areas affected Fiji
Tsunami No
Aftershocks ~32
Casualties 0

The 2009 Fiji earthquake occurred on November 9, 2009 at 22:44 local time (10:44 UTC) in Fiji. The epicenter was situated between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, about 100 km from Suva.[1] With a depth of 585.1 km and magnitude of Mw 7.3,[2] this earthquake occurred within the Pacific Plate which is subducting into the deeper mantle at the Tonga Trench.[3] No strong damage was expected because of the depth of the earthquake.[4]

References

  1. ^ http://fijitimes.com.fj/story.aspx?id=133263
  2. ^ http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2009/us2009nuam/
  3. ^ http://multimedia2.up.edu/Physics/TOLE/EarthquakeNotices/Fiji20091109.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.bnonews.com/news/882.html
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