A shalow mag 6.1 - 152km SW of Nadi, Fiji is the fith major quake of January and 2017 and the 2,699th of this century!
Birth Pains and earthquakes in diverse places: The absolutely astonishing growth of major earthquakes in just one hundred years!
Strange: while mag 6 to 6.9 quakes have risen over one hundred years by as much as 450% earthquakes measured at mag 7 or higher have remained increadibly stable over the same period
All research and graphs by Gary Walton
Thanks to USGS