Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 381 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at 00:37 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 577 km depth
26 Sep 00:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Depth: 577.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.05°S / 177.96°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
381 km (236 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (284 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) WSW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) SE of Chicobea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||577 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.5||572 km||Fiji Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.7||570 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.7||578 km||- 294km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji||USGS|
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