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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Large M7.3 (M7.2) earthquake strikes West Pacific near Fiji

1/03/2017 -- Large M7.3 (M7.2) earthquake strikes West Pacific -- EQ forecast direct hit - YouTube

Dutchsinse FAQ:

An earthquake warning was issued yesterday January 2, 2017 for a potential M7.3 to 8.3 to strike the area just to the West of yesterdays deep earthquake below Fiji (M6.3 deep EQ).

Today, January 3, 2017 -- a M7.3 earthquake has struck the area just West of Fiji. See the warning
issued for a M7.3 to M8.3 issued a full day prior here:

Powerful 7.2 Earthquake Off Fiji Triggers Tsunami Warning Within 300km Radius

Update: A M5.7 Aftershock has been recorded in the same area.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 has struck off the coast of Fiji, according to the US Geological Survey.  The quake centered some 221 km southwest of Nadi at a depth of 15.2 km, the USGS said.

Tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometers of the
earthquake epicenter, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has warned.

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