Mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 4 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 07:48 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 545 km depth
19 Aug 08:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Depth: 545.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.5°S / 177.79°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
389 km (242 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) E of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SE of Nggilanggila Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||545 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 4.9||550 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 4.9||559 km||- 250km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji||USGS|
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