Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 at 16:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 at 16:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 571 km depth

28 Apr 16:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Apr 28 20:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 572.0 to 571.0 km.
Date & time: 28 Apr 2015 04:39:39 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 571.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.88°S / 178.71°W (Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
365 km (227 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
375 km (233 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
379 km (236 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
427 km (265 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400)
531 km (330 mi) SE of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
532 km (330 mi) SE of Ba (pop: 14,600)
535 km (332 mi) SSE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
542 km (337 mi) SE of Lautoka (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.1571 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.2566 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
M 6.1579 km24km SSE of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS
M 6.1580 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
paralimni / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Fiji Islands Region 28 April 16:39 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 19 Oct 2015 11:31 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    602 km (374.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Aug 2015 14:21 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    590 km (366.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Jul 2015 03:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    599 km (372.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jul 2015 09:08 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    581 km (361 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jun 2015 21:28 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    564 km (350.5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 21 June 2015 at 21:28 (GMT)
  • 21 Jun 2015 05:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    578 km (359.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Jun 2015 06:17 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    647 km (402 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 May 2015 21:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    551 km (342.4 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 May 2015 03:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    606.8 km (377 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 at 16:39 (GMT)
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