Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - South of Fiji Islands on Friday, 24 February 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 632 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Friday, 24 February 2017 at 17:28 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 632 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Friday, 24 February 2017 at 17:28 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 419 km depth

24 Feb 17:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Feb 24 17:38: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 415.0 to 426.0 km.
Feb 24 17:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 426.0 to 430.0 km.
Feb 24 17:48: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 430.0 to 417.0 km.
Feb 24 17:53: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 417.0 to 419.0 km.
Date & time: 24 Feb 2017 17:28:45 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 419.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.26°S / 178.91°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.8°S/177.02°W (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
449 km (279 mi) WSW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) WSW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) WSW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (286 mi) WSW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
632 km (393 mi) SSE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) WSW of Amsterdam Island (pop: 75,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.9419 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGFZ
6.94 kmSOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDSEMSC
6.9415 km- 283km S of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS
5.8531 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)

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User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Auclland (1643.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Auckland / not felt
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes):
  • 16 Aug 2017 15:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    595.2 km (369.8 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jul 2017 17:39 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    513.5 km (319.1 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 2017 19:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    394 km (244.8 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Jul 2017 13:39 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    491.4 km (305.3 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jul 2017 13:20 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    525.2 km (326.3 mi) depth
    |
    112 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jul 2017 20:28 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    375.8 km (233.5 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jul 2017 13:46 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    529 km (328.7 mi) depth
    |
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jun 2017 09:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    539 km (334.9 mi) depth
    |
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Jun 2017 19:06 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    536.3 km (333.2 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jun 2017 22:26 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    517 km (321.2 mi) depth
    |
    169 km (105 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 May 2017 19:30 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    505 km (313.8 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2017 15:29 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    278 km (172.7 mi) depth
    |
    169 km (105 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 May 2017 07:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    92 km (57.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 26 Apr 2017 22:25 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    574 km (356.7 mi) depth
    |
    141 km (88 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Apr 2017 23:58 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    596 km (370.3 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Mar 2017 15:40 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    540.7 km (336 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Mar 2017 17:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    508.5 km (316 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Mar 2017 03:18 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    481 km (298.9 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Mar 2017 20:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    333 km (206.9 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | GEONET (NZ) | Details

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