Earthquakes on the FijisOn the Fijis there are very strong earthquakes with far-reaching consequences. Earthquakes with a magnitude of over 8.0 destroy numerous houses within a radius of several hundred kilometers and are causing great damage and devastation. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.
2 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes. 5 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Earthquakes on the Fijis since 1950The strongest earthquake on the Fijis happened on 08/19/2018 in the region Fiji Islands with a magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|09/06/2018||Fiji Islands||14 km||7.8||0|
|08/19/2018||Fiji Islands||37 km||8.2||0|
|01/03/2017||Fiji Islands||7 km||6.9||0|
|08/19/2002||Fiji Islands||24 km||7.7||0|
|08/19/2002||Fiji Islands||1 km||7.7||0|
|03/09/1994||Fiji Islands||6 km||7.6||0|
|03/03/1990||Fiji Islands||27 km||7.6||0|
|11/16/1979||Fiji Islands||25 km||6.9||0|
|12/16/1975||Fiji Islands||39 km||4.9||0|
|09/14/1953||Fiji Islands||36 km||6.4||2|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.