Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 360 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Monday, 20 August 2018 at 08:38 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 536 km depth
20 Aug 08:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Depth: 536.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.21°S / 178.15°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
360 km (224 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.3||536 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.4||545 km||Fiji Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.5||528 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.5||528 km||- 271km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji||USGS|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
San Antonio tx / Weak shaking (MMI III)