Mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 372 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Thursday, 23 August 2018 at 11:30 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 585 km depth
23 Aug 11:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 22 minutes.
Depth: 585.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9°S / 178.05°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (242 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
372 km (231 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (276 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (311 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
502 km (312 mi) WSW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SE of Nggilanggila Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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||585 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
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