Mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 350 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 08:17 (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 8 hours earlier.
Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 350 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 08:17 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 565 km depth

19 Aug 08:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 19 Aug 2018 08:17:43 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 565.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.13°S / 178.25°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (239 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
350 km (217 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (287 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (287 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
496 km (308 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 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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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 4.9565 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 4.9563 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
M 5.0558 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
M 4.9559 km- 284km N of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Tokoriki / not felt
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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 350 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 08:17 (GMT)
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