Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 384 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 at 06:28 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 567 km depth
21 Aug 06:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Depth: 567.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.11°S / 177.93°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
384 km (238 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (311 mi) WSW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) SE of Chicobea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.1||567 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.2||541 km||Fiji Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.0||549 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.0||555 km||- Fiji region||USGS|
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