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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 17 April 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 17 April 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 17 April 2015
17 Apr 16:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Apr 17 17:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.5.
Date & time: Friday, 17 April 2015 15:52 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.05°S / 178.51°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) SW of Alo (pop: 200)
199 km (124 mi) S of Leava (pop: 500)
Primary data source: GFZ
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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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 17 Apr 15:52 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
Fri, 17 Apr 15:52 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km183km SSW of Sigave, Wallis and FutunaUSGS
Fri, 17 Apr 15:52 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
Fri, 17 Apr 15:52 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

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(United States, 8447 km NE of epicenter) : Was like a shake and rattle motion. (reported through EMSC)

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 17 April 2015
 

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