Earthquakes on the Fijis

On 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.

Other natural hazards on the Fijis:
Tsunamis
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Earthquakes on the Fijis since 1950

The 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.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
09/06/2018Fiji Islands14 km7.80
08/19/2018Fiji Islands37 km8.20
01/03/2017Fiji Islands7 km6.90
08/19/2002Fiji Islands24 km7.70
08/19/2002Fiji Islands1 km7.70
03/09/1994Fiji Islands6 km7.60
03/03/1990Fiji Islands27 km7.60
11/16/1979Fiji Islands25 km6.90
12/16/1975Fiji Islands39 km4.90
09/28/1957Fiji Islands 7.50
05/23/1956Fiji Islands 7.50
09/14/1953Fiji Islands36 km6.42


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.