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September 6, 2018 (15:49:14 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.8 Fiji

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has occurred 101.8 km (63.3 mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji at a depth of 608.6 km (378 miles). There is no risk of a tsunami from an earthquake at this depth.


August 29, 2018 (00:27:38 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 New Caledonia

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred 231.2 km (143.7 mi) ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia at a depth of 26.7 km (16.6 miles).  There are no reports of damage and no threat of a tsunami.


August 24, 2018 (09:04:07 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 Peru

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil 38km (23.6 mi) WNW of Iberia, Peru and 223.8 km (139.0 mi) W of Cobija, Bolivia at a depth of 609.5 km (378.7 miles). There are no initial reports of casualties or damage.


August 21, 2018 (21:31:42 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Venezuela

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred 38.4 km (23.9 mi) ENE of Carúpano, Venezuela at a depth of 123.2 km (76.6 miles). The earthquake, which occurred at 5:31pm local time was felt across the Caribbean.  Minor damage reports are widespread.  No injuries or deaths were immediately reported.


August 19, 2018 (00:19:37 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 8.2 Fiji

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake occurred 364.8 km (226.7 mi) E of Suva, Fiji at a depth of 563.4 km (350 miles).  There is no risk of a tsunami from an earthquake at this depth.


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