Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 364 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Saturday, 15 September 2018 at 23:10 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 115 km northeast of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, 19 August 2018 00:19 GMT, which had occurred 4 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 364 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Saturday, 15 September 2018 at 23:10 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 519 km depth

15 Sep 23:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 15 Sep 2018 23:10:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 519.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.78°S / 178.14°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
364 km (226 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (279 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (301 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (301 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
493 km (306 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SE of Chicobea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.1519 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.0503 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
M 4.7499 km- Fiji regionUSGS
M 5.2503 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 364 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Saturday, 15 September 2018 at 23:10 (GMT)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    32km / 20mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 01 Jan 1919 03:00
    | 7.8 |
    485km / 301mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    170km / 106mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 09 Mar 1994 23:28
    | 7.6 |
    563km / 350mi
    |
    27 years ago
    |
    41km / 25mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 02 Jan 2006 22:13
    | 7.2 |
    583km / 362mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    239km / 148mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 29 Mar 1998 19:48
    | 7.2 |
    537km / 334mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    104km / 65mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 15 Jul 2004 04:27
    | 7.1 |
    566km / 351mi
    |
    17 years ago
    |
    67km / 42mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 01 Nov 2014 18:57
    | 7.0 |
    409km / 254mi
    |
    6 years ago
    |
    212km / 132mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 25 Aug 1963 12:18
    | 7.0 |
    570km / 354mi
    |
    57 years ago
    |
    60km / 37mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 28 Apr 2001 04:49
    | 6.9 |
    352km / 219mi
    |
    20 years ago
    |
    131km / 82mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 16 Apr 1993 14:08
    | 6.9 |
    565km / 351mi
    |
    28 years ago
    |
    77km / 48mi
    | Fiji Region
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