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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 28 March 2015

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 28 March 2015

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 28 March 2015
Mar 28 22:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.5.
Date & time: Saturday, 28 March 2015 19:16 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.3°S / 176.73°E (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Nabukelevu (166 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 28 Mar 2015
Sat, 28 Mar 19:16 UTCM 5.5 / 30 kmFIJI REGIONEMSC
Sat, 28 Mar 19:16 UTCM 5.2 / 53.2 km52km SW of Nadi, FijiUSGS
Sat, 28 Mar 19:16 UTCM 5.5Fiji Islands RegionGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Mamanuca Islands, Plantation Island Resort / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Laying in bed at our resort & felt it shake, doors rattling in our beachfront Bure. Miss 10yrs quickly checked to see if the ocean had gone out!
Nadi Fiji / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Denarau Harbor, Nadi, Fiji / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sitting on the deck here in Denarau harbor, Nadi, Fiji. Deck started moving, windows flexed out, condo heard to make a popping sound. No one injured, no damage to condo.
Ba (Fiji) (138 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Was asleep. Wife woke up saying Earthquake. I didn't feel it, but she was shocked! Time correspondence exactly with the time stated on your website. No damages. (via EMSC)

 

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