Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 21 June 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 21 June 2015 at 21:28 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 21 June 2015 at 21:28 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 564 km depth

21 Jun 21:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jun 22 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 565.0 to 564.0 km.
Date & time: 21 Jun 2015 09:28:16 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 564.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.4°S / 178.43°W (Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
345 km (214 mi) WNW of Haveluloto (Kolomotu'a, Tonga) (pop: 3,420)
351 km (218 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
355 km (221 mi) WNW of Lapaha (Tonga) (pop: 8,000)
413 km (257 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400)
499 km (310 mi) SSE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
519 km (323 mi) SE of Ba (pop: 14,600)
523 km (325 mi) SE of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
532 km (331 mi) SE of Lautoka (pop: 52,500)
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!) 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 6.0564 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.0563 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
M 6.1561 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Fiji Islands Region 21 June 21:28 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 04 Dec 2015 18:49 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    605 km (375.9 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Nov 2015 02:49 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    543 km (337.4 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Nov 2015 18:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    491 km (305.1 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Nov 2015 14:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    590 km (366.6 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Oct 2015 01:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    560 km (348 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Sep 2015 09:44 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    576 km (357.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jul 2015 03:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    599 km (372.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 21 June 2015 at 21:28 (GMT)
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