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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 300km NW of Neiafu, Tonga on Saturday, 23 November 2013

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 23 November 2013

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Saturday, 23 November 2013
23 Nov 08:03 UTC: First to report: USGS after 15 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 23 November 2013 07:48 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, November 22, 2013 19:48:32
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 377.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.0971°S / 176.5618°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Niuafo'ou (186 km / 116 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 23 Nov 07:48 UTCM 6.4 / 359 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
Sat, 23 Nov 07:48 UTCM 6.5 / 368 kmFIJI REGIONEMSC
Friday, November 22, 2013 19:48:32 (23 Nov 07:48:32 UTC)M 6.5 / 377.1 kmFiji RegionUSGS
Sat, 23 Nov 07:48 UTCM 6.4 / 374 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake

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Metamora, IL / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I got vertigo when I woke up at about 6:45 am for no apparent reason. I surmised that there must have been a significant earthquake somewhere so I looked it up and there it was in Fiji! Weird I know, but I got terrible vertigo when the quakes in Japan happened and I did not figure out the connection until about the 3rd major aftershock.

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Fiji Region, 23 Nov 2013 07:48

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 28 Apr 2014 11:59 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    647.2 km (402.2 mi) depth
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 05 Apr 2014 15:08 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 28 Mar 2014 14:37 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    45.3 km (28.1 mi) depth
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jan 2014 16:51 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 13 Dec 2013 01:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    346.2 km (215.1 mi) depth
    60 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 23 November 2013

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