Mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 354 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Monday, 20 August 2018 at 06:09 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 526 km depth
20 Aug 06:39 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 30 minutes.
Depth: 526.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.19°S / 178.21°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (246 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
354 km (220 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 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!
464 km (288 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!
531 km (330 mi) WSW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SE of Nggilanggila Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||526 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 4.5||526 km||- 277km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji||USGS|
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