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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Fiji Islands on Wednesday, 29 August 2018

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 8.1 quake: Fiji Islands Region on Sun, 19 Aug 00h19, which had occurred 10 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Fiji Islands on Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Date & time: Wednesday, 29 August 2018 01:24 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.37°S / 177.82°E (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Koro (199 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6*10^12 J (1.56 GWh / 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
Wed, 29 Aug 01:25 UTCM 5.7 / 40 km FIJIEMSC
Wed, 29 Aug 01:24 UTCM 5.3Fiji IslandsGeoAu
Wed, 29 Aug 01:24 UTCM 5.7 / 10 km- 144km W of Lambasa, FijiUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Toorak, suva / not felt
(203.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Huntington Beach , California / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sitting on the sofa as I felt the ground shake ..
Gardena, Ca / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Lautoka / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Suva city / MMI V (Moderate shaking): There was a lot of shaking and staffs of Ministry of Economy 10 stories building could feel it..
Nadi, first floor tremors lasting 10 to 15 seconds (160.6 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
vatuwaqa / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(203.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
suva fiji / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt it at the seventh floor. felt lightheaded

 

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