6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Fiji Island region

October 27, 2011FIJIA deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck the region of the Fiji Islands. The earthquake was 611.9 km (380.2 miles) in depth and generated no tsunami warning. The epicenter of the earthquake was 208 km (129 miles) SE of Lambasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji and 2177 km (1352 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand. Earthquakes around Fiji have been increasing in frequency and depth near the islands- an indiction of tension from tectonic plate stress.The stresses created by the opposing plate movements have resulted in the formation of transform faults such as the Fiji Fracture Zone to the north and the Hunter Fracture Zone to the south. –The Extinction Protocol
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One Response to 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Fiji Island region

  1. Thank you for the illustration here. I understand the general principle of plate movement, but the illustration gives me a visual to work with.

    Maranatha

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