Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 355 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 06:36 (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 6 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 355 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 06:36 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 537 km depth

19 Aug 06:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Aug 19 06:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 534.0 to 537.0 km.
Date & time: 19 Aug 2018 06:36:55 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 537.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.22°S / 178.2°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (249 km / 155 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
355 km (221 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!
442 km (274 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (287 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
485 km (302 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) SE of Chicobea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.9537 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.0516 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
M 5.9509 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.2528 km- 269km N of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 355 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 06:36 (GMT)
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