Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 15:29:36

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 15:29:36

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 493 km depth

26 Mar 03:44 UTC: First to report: USGS after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Mar 2014 03:29:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 15:29:36
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 493.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.0916°S / 179.2787°E (international territory)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.3494 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGFZ
M 6.3479 km SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDSEMSC
M 6.5493 kmSouth of the Fiji IslandsUSGS
M 6.1506 kmS of Fiji IslandsGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake South Pacific Ocean Wednesday, March 26, 2014 15:29:36

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 06 Sep 2014 10:47 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    508.2 km (315.8 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jul 2014 11:14 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    503 km (312.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Jul 2014 09:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    453.5 km (281.8 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 2014 10:06 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    668.4 km (415.3 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 04 May 2014 09:48 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    703.6 km (437.2 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 04 May 2014 09:38 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    618.7 km (384.4 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 2014 09:38 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    619 km (384.6 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 04 May 2014 09:25 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    750 km (466 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 09:25 (GMT)
  • 04 May 2014 09:15 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    550.6 km (342.1 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 09:15 (GMT)
  • 18 Apr 2014 16:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    517.5 km (321.6 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 18 Apr 2014 16:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    517 km (321.2 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Apr 2014 10:02 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    471.7 km (293.1 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Mar 2014 06:35 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    578.5 km (359.5 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details
  • 26 Mar 2014 04:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    474.1 km (294.6 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Mar 2014 03:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    496 km (308.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 15:29:36

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