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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 426 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 20:56 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 426 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 20:56 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 426 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 20:56 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 604 km depth

21 Jul 21:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jul 21 21:07: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 620.0 to 609.0 km.
Jul 21 21:19: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 609.0 to 604.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 21, 2020 20:56:25 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth604.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude20.83°S / 178.67°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Antipode20.83°N / 1.33°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities362 km (225 mi) W of Nukalofa (Nuku'alofa, Tonga) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
362 km (225 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
376 km (233 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
390 km (242 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
364 km (226 mi) W of Amsterdam Island (pop: 75,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.0604 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
6.0621 kmFiji RegionEMSC
5.9609 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG
6.0603 kmFiji Islands region [Sea: Fiji]INGV
6.1611 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
6.0605 kmFiji regionUSGS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Funafuti, Tuvalu (FUNA/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1387 km / 862 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Funafuti, Tuvalu: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Nandi / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Violent shaking, thrown to the ground  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 15, 2021 04:19
1 year 47 weeks ago
4.4

556 km
South Pacific Ocean, 428 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Jan 12, 2021 21:02
1 year 47 weeks ago
4.5

559 km
South Pacific Ocean, 447 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Dec 24, 2020 09:42
1 year 50 weeks ago
4.4

587 km
South Pacific Ocean, 444 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Dec 20, 2020 22:48
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.4

556 km
South Pacific Ocean, 416 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Dec 19, 2020 06:56
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.6

490 km
South Pacific Ocean, 472 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Dec 14, 2020 18:54
1 year 51 weeks ago
5.1

625 km
South Pacific Ocean, 421 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Dec 7, 2020 05:25
2 years ago
5.4

651 km
South Pacific Ocean, 424 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Nov 30, 2020 07:12
2 years ago
4.6

562 km
South Pacific Ocean, 458 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Oct 30, 2020 02:34
2 years ago
5.1

590 km
South Pacific Ocean, 441 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Oct 1, 2020 12:17
2 years ago
4.7

609 km
South Pacific Ocean, 433 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Sep 30, 2020 08:50
2 years ago
4.7

578 km
South Pacific Ocean, 426 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Sep 14, 2020 02:12
2 years ago
4.6

550 km
South Pacific Ocean, 442 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Aug 7, 2020 21:47
2 years ago
4.5

568 km
South Pacific Ocean, 460 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Aug 5, 2020 23:53
2 years ago
4.7

594 km
South Pacific Ocean, 421 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Aug 1, 2020 08:44
2 years ago
4.9

574 km
South Pacific Ocean, 436 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Jul 29, 2020 23:50
2 years ago
4.2

611 km
South Pacific Ocean, 431 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore
Jul 25, 2020 22:35
2 years ago
5.4

567 km
South Pacific Ocean, 434 km SE of Suva, Central, FijiMore

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