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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 22 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 22 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 22 March 2015
22 Mar 05:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Mar 22 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 608.0 to 607.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 22 March 2015 05:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 607.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9°S / 178.47°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (215 km / 134 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 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
Sun, 22 Mar 05:46 UTCM 6.0 / 607 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
Sun, 22 Mar 05:46 UTCM 6.0 / 593 km FIJI REGIONEMSC

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 22 Mar 2015 05h46

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 09 Sep 2015 15:10 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    578 km (359.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Aug 2015 21:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    588 km (365.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Aug 2015 01:56 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    554 km (344.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jul 2015 06:10 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    588 km (365.4 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jul 2015 04:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    627 km (389.6 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Jul 2015 23:42 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    629 km (390.8 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Jul 2015 18:49 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    525 km (326.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Jun 2015 14:44 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    623.3 km (387.3 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2015 16:00 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    584 km (362.9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jun 2015 14:46 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    618 km (384 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Jun 2015 14:42 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    552 km (343 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Jun 2015 10:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    596 km (370.3 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 06 May 2015 04:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    564 km (350.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Apr 2015 05:34 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    551 km (342.4 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Apr 2015 13:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    525 km (326.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Apr 2015 04:10 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    546 km (339.3 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Mar 2015 18:52 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    574 km (356.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Mar 2015 03:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    569 km (353.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 22 March 2015

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