Mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 374 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 at 10:56 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 594 km depth
21 Aug 11:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
Depth: 594.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.06°S / 178.02°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
374 km (233 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (269 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (286 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SE of Nggilanggila Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||594 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 4.6||594 km||- 296km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji||USGS|
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