Very deep M6.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji
A very deep earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.0 hit south of Fiji at 15:51 UTC on February 20, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 600 km (373 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 579.4 km (360 miles).
20 February 2016
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 155 km (96 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji and 439 km (273 miles) WSW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.
USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist.