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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 24 September 2016

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 24 September 2016

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 24 September 2016
24 Sep 21:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 24 21:36: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 605.0 to 596.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 596.0 to 597.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 597.0 to 592.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 592.0 to 593.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 593.0 to 597.0 km.
Sep 24 21:39: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 597.0 to 598.0 km.
Sep 24 21:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 598.0 to 597.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 597.0 to 598.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 598.0 to 595.0 km.
Sep 24 21:42: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 595.0 to 591.0 km.
Sep 24 21:46: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 591.0 to 592.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 24 September 2016 21:28 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 592.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.76°S / 178.31°W (Fiji)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 24 Sep 21:28 UTCM 6.9 / 592 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
Sat, 24 Sep 21:28 UTCM 6.7 / 587 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
Sat, 24 Sep 21:28 UTCM 6.9 / 596.3 km- 99km NNE of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS

shake map
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 24 Sep 2016 21h28

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (30 quakes):
  • 04 Mar 2017 20:03 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    615.9 km (382.7 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 2017 09:47 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    572 km (355.4 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Feb 2017 02:26 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    550 km (341.8 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Feb 2017 17:07 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    580.6 km (360.8 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Feb 2017 12:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    591 km (367.2 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Feb 2017 19:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    582 km (361.6 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jan 2017 20:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    530 km (329.3 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Jan 2017 15:41 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    581.4 km (361.3 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 2016 23:38 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    614 km (381.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Dec 2016 23:38 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    614 km (381.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Dec 2016 02:46 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    453 km (281.5 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 13 Dec 2016 02:46 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    453 km (281.5 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Nov 2016 23:38 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    504 km (313.2 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 2016 23:38 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    504 km (313.2 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2016 00:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    571.2 km (354.9 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 2016 18:12 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    573 km (356 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 24 September 2016
 

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