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

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 238 km south of Tavunasici Island, Fiji, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 20:56 (GMT)

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 238 km south of Tavunasici Island, 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.
Date & time: Jul 21, 2020 20:56:25 UTC -
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 604.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.83°S / 178.67°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Antipode: 20.83°N / 1.33°E
Nearby towns and cities:
362 km (225 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) W of Amsterdam Island (pop: 75,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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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

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

  • 15 Jan 2021 04:19 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    556.3 km (345.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 2021 21:02 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    559.4 km (347.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 2020 09:42 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    586.6 km (364.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2020 22:48 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    555.9 km (345.4 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 2020 06:56 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    490.1 km (304.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 2020 18:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    625 km (388.4 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Dec 2020 05:25 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    651 km (404.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Nov 2020 07:12 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    562 km (349.2 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Oct 2020 02:34 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    590 km (366.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Oct 2020 12:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    609 km (378.4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 30 Sep 2020 08:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    578 km (359.2 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Sep 2020 02:12 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    550.2 km (341.9 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Aug 2020 21:47 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    567.5 km (352.6 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2020 23:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    594.3 km (369.3 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Aug 2020 08:44 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    573.8 km (356.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 2020 23:50 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    611 km (379.7 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 2020 22:35 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    567 km (352.3 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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