Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 376 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Friday, 7 September 2018 at 05:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 598 km depth
7 Sep 05:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Depth: 598.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.19°S / 178°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
376 km (234 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (318 mi) WSW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) SE of Chicobea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.2||598 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.6||618 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.2||583 km||- 284km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji||USGS|
|M 5.6||594 km||Fiji Islands Region||GeoAu|
User reports for this quake
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