Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 358 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Thursday, 27 September 2018 at 22:25 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 550 km depth
27 Sep 22:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Depth: 550.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.25°S / 178.17°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
358 km (223 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) SE of Nggilanggila Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||550 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.5||548 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.2||549 km||Fiji Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.5||540 km||- 279km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji||USGS|
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