Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 19 August 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 98 km northeast of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 02:18 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 115 km northeast of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, 19 August 2018 00:19 GMT, which had occurred 1 hour and 59 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 98 km northeast of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 02:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 634 km depth

19 Aug 02:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 19 02:27: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 638.0 to 634.0 km.
Date & time: 19 Aug 2018 02:18:53 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 634.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.34°S / 178.25°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
350 km (218 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SSE of Chicobea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.3634 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.0642 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake South Pacific Ocean, 98 km northeast of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, 19 August 2018 02:18 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (65 quakes):
  • 04 Feb 2019 15:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    623 km (387.1 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jan 2019 09:37 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    565.4 km (351.3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 29 Jan 2019 08:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    591 km (367.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Jan 2019 01:51 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    611.1 km (379.7 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 17 Jan 2019 14:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    612 km (380.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jan 2019 18:47 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    607 km (377.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 12 Jan 2019 06:48 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    604.9 km (375.9 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 11 Jan 2019 19:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    543 km (337.4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 00:22 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    502 km (311.9 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Dec 2018 08:11 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    537 km (333.7 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Dec 2018 04:09 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    574 km (356.7 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Dec 2018 23:44 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    566.3 km (351.9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 2018 05:48 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    484 km (300.7 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 02 Dec 2018 10:21 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    534 km (331.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Nov 2018 12:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    570 km (354.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Nov 2018 02:45 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    574 km (356.7 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 98 km northeast of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 02:18 (GMT)
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