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Great mag. 8.1 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 19 August 2018 - information

Great mag. 8.1 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 19 August 2018

Great mag. 8.1 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 19 August 2018
Aug 19 00:28: Magnitude recalculated from 7.6 to 7.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 587.0 to 577.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 577.0 to 574.0 km.
Aug 19 00:30: Magnitude recalculated from 7.8 to 7.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 574.0 to 578.0 km.
Aug 19 00:31: Magnitude recalculated from 7.9 to 8.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 578.0 to 576.0 km.
Aug 19 00:47: Magnitude recalculated from 8.0 to 8.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 576.0 to 566.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 19 August 2018 00:19 UTC
Magnitude: 8.1
Depth: 566.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.03°S / 178.28°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (244 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9*10^16 J (24757 GWh / 2.1*10^7 tons of TNT / 1331.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 19 Aug 2018
Sun, 19 Aug 00:19 UTCM 8.2 / 563.4 km- 281km NNE of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS
Sun, 19 Aug 00:19 UTCM 8.2 / 558 kmFIJI REGIONEMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Vava u Tonga / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Because we were on a dock it was confusing whether it was the ocean or an earthquake. But it lasted enough to feel it WAS an earthquake
Sigatoka / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Avonsleigh Victoria Australia (4142.3 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt an initial rumble through the floor, wave like, followed shortly after by a weaker audible rumble. I was in bed at the time.
(3522.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
Vlaardingen / not felt
Tokoriki / not felt
(457.9 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
SUVA / not felt
(2954 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: felt (via app)
Nadi Fiji / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(449.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Unud / MMI IV (Light shaking)
NAVUA (377.3 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shake
Viti Levu, Fiji / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was sitting at my outside table on my deck
Suva / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Fifi / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
port vila / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Outdoor signs fell over
Suva city, Domain area / not felt
Tonga / MMI II (Very weak shaking): No issue
Ph (7089.3 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Denarau island / MMI IV (Light shaking): We are located on the second floor. We were sitting on the couch when we suddenly started to rock
(461.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Labasa / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was lying on my back...Felt someone was dragging me...
Denarau Island Golf Club Fiji / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Apia Samoa / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt a small shake that went lasted about 10 seconds in Samoa
FNPF Place, Suva, Fiji. (348.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the whole building shake. Was like the building is flexible.
Lautoka Fiji / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was in the livingroom n felt that the couch i was on was on an elevator. Felt like a tremor.
Nadi / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Big shake
Fiji pacific harbour / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Vava'u Tonga (456.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Very definite rumbling and swirling movement. Felt inside and outside with TV and ornaments rocking. Went on for some time. Was building to strong then weaker then again felt it not quite as strong
Suva / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Suva (344.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Ha'apai Tonga (460.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Chicago Illinois United States / MMI IV (Light shaking): Not sure this is possible but had at the same time had some shaking in the Chicago area.
Vinod street Suva (344.3 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): The ground was shaking in waves as if sitting on a boat
nadi / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bali, Ubud / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(339 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It lasted a few seconds which was quite long
Naviti resort, fiji / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Nausori,fiji / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
sheraton Denarau (454.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): i felt it. bed moving
Port demerau / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Los Angeles / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I felt a little bump while I was sitting down.
Hilton Fiji beach island and resort / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt like I was on a boat while relaxing on the day bed
Nadi / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Denarau Island Nadi / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking for 1-2 minutes
fiji / MMI V (Moderate shaking): visiting from california. saw hanging ceiling lights sway for about 5 minutes.
Fiji, main island, pacific harbour / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt the ground moving from side to side for like for 15 seconds
Pacific Har (386.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Denarau Island / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Koronivia, Nausori (337.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
(337.9 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Nadi / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Denarau Island Nadi Fiji / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Water in swimming pool moved from side to side in a hurry.
Valelevu / not felt
(454.5 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
WAIYEVO waitavala taveuni / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Taveuni
nasinu, fiji / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Denarau Nadi / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Denerau island / MMI IV (Light shaking): Definite swaying for a prolonged time
Nadi / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(460.3 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(302.2 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Pacific harbour / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Pago Pago (American Samoa) (902 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Felt here in American Samoa, United States. (via EMSC)
Suva (Fiji) (363 km W from epicenter)(no details): Nothing felt at Capital city (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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