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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 24 February 2017

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 24 February 2017

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 24 February 2017
24 Feb 23:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Feb 24 23:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 585.0 to 583.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 24 February 2017 23:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 583.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.93°S / 178.47°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (207 km / 129 mi)
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!) [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
Fri, 24 Feb 23:46 UTCM 6.0 / 583 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
Fri, 24 Feb 23:45 UTCM 5.9 / 33 kmFIJI REGIONEMSC
Fri, 24 Feb 23:46 UTCM 6.0 / 603 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
2017-02-24 11:46:43 -12:00 (24 Feb 23:46:43 UTC)M 5.9 / 558.8 km- 283km SE of Lambasa, FijiUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 24 Feb 2017 23:46

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 21 Aug 2017 20:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    516 km (320.6 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Aug 2017 02:00 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    541 km (336.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Saturday, 19 August 2017
  • 17 Jul 2017 12:08 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    590.9 km (367.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 2017 23:18 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    580 km (360.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Jun 2017 16:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    542 km (336.8 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Jun 2017 11:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    604 km (375.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Jun 2017 21:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    562 km (349.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Apr 2017 17:31 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    574 km (356.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Apr 2017 18:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    642 km (398.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Apr 2017 17:11 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    632 km (392.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Apr 2017 17:08 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    634.6 km (394.3 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 2017 17:05 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    493 km (306.3 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Apr 2017 23:10 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    574 km (356.7 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Mar 2017 03:34 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    604.7 km (375.7 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Mar 2017 23:26 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    594.9 km (369.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Mar 2017 05:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    547 km (339.9 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Mar 2017 08:32 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    547 km (339.9 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Friday, 24 February 2017
 

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