A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji on Sunday shortly after another hit off Tonga but there was no threat of a tsunami, US seismologists said. The offshore quake occurred at 9:28 am , centered around 100 kilometres northeast of the Fijian island of Ndoi at a depth of 594 km, the US Geological Survey said on its website.
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It’s one of the most enduring mysteries in earthquake science: Why do small earthquakes stay small, while others grow into monsters?
A group of researchers offered a partial, but tantalizing answer this month: The moon and big tides.
How does this work?
The scientists zeroed in on times of high...
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