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Earthquakes cannot be predicted: Vunisa

September 3, 2018 6:04 pm

Fiji has experienced a number of earthquakes various magnitudes of over the years and we’ve been fortunate enough that most of them have occurred at a deep depth.

Acting Principal Technical officer of the Seismology section, Sakaraia Vunisa says if the depth for the epicenter had been shallow, it would have triggered serious Tsunami warnings.

Vunisa says earthquakes cannot be predicted and this is a major challenge.

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” It’s just between the collision of the two plate boundaries and Fiji sits on the boundary of the specific plate and the indo-Australian plate and earthquakes occurs along this earthquake boundaries that is why in Fiji we have a lot of tremors.”

He adds that Fiji is located in a seismic active zone, which means that we’re prone to experiencing earthquakes and this is one of the reasons for the recent tremors being felt in some parts of the country.

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