Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 385 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 18:43 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 572 km depth
19 Aug 18:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Depth: 572.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18°S / 177.92°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
385 km (239 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (301 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) WSW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) SE of Chicobea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||572 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.3||550 km||Fiji Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.4||577 km||- Fiji region||USGS|
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