Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 334 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 at 08:56 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 502 km depth
21 Aug 09:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
Depth: 502.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.05°S / 178.4°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (221 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
334 km (208 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (298 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
514 km (319 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) NE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SE of Nggilanggila Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.0||502 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.1||501 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.1||505 km||- 295km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji||USGS|
|M 5.0||514 km||Fiji Islands Region||GeoAu|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Georgetown (13445.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)