We provide data and educational content for significant geophysical events like earthquake and volcanic eruptions. Visit the IRIS archive for older Teachable Moments or the UNAVCO archive for older Event Responses. To receive notifications of educational content for notable earthquakes, see the Mailing Lists page.
M 7.2 south of Fiji
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred south of the Fiji Islands at a depth of 167.4 km (104 miles). There is no threat of a tsunami and no reports of damage or injuries.
M 7.6 Tonga
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake occurred at a depth of 210.1 km (130 miles). The earthquake was followed by a magnitude 5.1 aftershock approximately 30 minutes later. The epicenters of both earthquakes were located northwest of the Tongan island of Niuatoputapu.