Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 350 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 05:58 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 524 km depth
19 Aug 06:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Depth: 524.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.22°S / 178.25°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (245 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
350 km (217 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) SSE of Chicobea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||524 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 4.9||504 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 4.9||504 km||- 283km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji||USGS|
|M 5.2||503 km||Fiji Islands Region||GeoAu|
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