Mag. 4.8 earthquake - FIJI REGION on Monday, 17 December 2018 at 00:22 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 502 km depth
17 Dec 00:43 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Depth: 502.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.92°S / 178.08°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
276 km (171 mi) E of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
318 km (198 mi) ESE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
369 km (229 mi) E of Suva (Balrampur) (pop: 77,400)
440 km (273 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320)
452 km (281 mi) E of Ba (pop: 14,600)
468 km (291 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
475 km (295 mi) E of Lautoka (Seixal Municipality) (pop: 52,500)
477 km (296 mi) E of Nadi (Ba Province) (pop: 42,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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|M 4.8||502 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 4.8||503 km||- Fiji region||USGS|
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