Fiji earthquake: 6.2 magnitude quake ROCKS Pacific Island – 6,000 people affected

The epicenter was located 134 miles south of Levuka, 260 km 162 miles south east of Labasa and 192 miles south east of Suva. There are about 6,000 people living within 62 miles. The quake was followed by magnitude 4.8 at 8:23UTC at a depth of 354.3 miles.

Fiji lies in a complex tectonic setting along the boundary between the Australian Plate and the Pacific Plate.

Fiji sits on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, a 25,000 mile-long area in which some 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes occur.

The belt runs from New Zealand, through South East Asia and Japan and along the entire western coastline of the Americas.

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