Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 27 May 2016

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 417 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Friday, 27 May 2016 at 04:08 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 417 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Friday, 27 May 2016 at 04:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 565 km depth

27 May 04:16 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
May 27 04:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 578.0 to 571.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 571.0 to 572.0 km.
May 27 04:20: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 572.0 to 575.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 575.0 to 574.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 574.0 to 569.0 km.
May 27 04:23: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 569.0 to 568.0 km.
May 27 04:24: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 568.0 to 566.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 566.0 to 565.0 km.
May 27 05:46: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.4.
Date & time: 27 May 2016 04:08:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 565.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.8°S / 178.75°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
370 km (230 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) S of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) S of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 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 6.4565 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.5545 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
M 6.4572 km- 19km S of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS
M 6.1584 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, 417 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, 27 May 2016 04:08 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes):
  • 18 Nov 2016 15:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    590 km (366.6 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Nov 2016 08:38 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    585 km (363.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Nov 2016 17:35 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    538 km (334.3 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Oct 2016 04:16 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    579 km (359.8 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Oct 2016 07:38 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    580 km (360.4 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Sep 2016 17:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    624 km (387.7 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Sep 2016 19:19 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    571.9 km (355.4 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2016 19:46 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    663 km (412 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Sep 2016 11:05 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    555 km (344.9 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Sep 2016 01:22 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    556 km (345.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Aug 2016 21:10 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    525.7 km (326.7 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 2016 12:40 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    466 km (289.6 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Aug 2016 02:59 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    583 km (362.3 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Jul 2016 14:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    574 km (356.7 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jun 2016 09:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    606 km (376.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Jun 2016 00:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    576 km (357.9 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Jun 2016 04:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    596 km (370.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jun 2016 06:31 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    493 km (306.3 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 May 2016 10:22 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    584 km (362.9 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 417 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Friday, 27 May 2016 at 04:08 (GMT)
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