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Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Strikes South Of Fiji

Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Strikes South Of Fiji

A 7.6 earthquake struck in the vicinity of the Fijian Islands, 1395 km (1130 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand at at 07:28:24 GMT, the U.S. Geological Survey has reported. The quake was reported at a depth of 187.6 km (116 miles).

* Magnitude: 7.6

* Date-Time: Sunday, December 09, 2007 at 07:28:24 UTC (Sunday, December 09, 2007 at 07:28:24 PM at epicenter)

* Location 26.156°S, 177.453°W

* Depth: 187.6 km (116.6 miles)

* Region: South Of The Fiji Islands

* Distances:

- 345 km (215 miles) N of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands

- 600 km (370 miles) SSW of NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga

- 1395 km (870 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand

- 1830 km (1130 miles) NNE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand

* Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 14.2 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 34.6 km (21.5 miles)

* Parameters Nst=125, Nph=125, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.09 sec, Gp=108°,

* M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=6

* Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

* Event ID us2007ksak

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