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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 10 March 2019

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 10 March 2019
10 Mar 08:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Mar 10 08:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 569.0 to 571.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 10 March 2019 08:12 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 571.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.89°S / 178.52°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (200 km / 124 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 10 Mar 08:12 UTCM 5.9 / 571 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
Sun, 10 Mar 08:12 UTCM 6.2 / 560 kmFIJI REGIONEMSC
Sun, 10 Mar 08:12 UTCM 6.0 / 599 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG
Sun, 10 Mar 08:12 UTCM 6.0 / 565.9 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
Sun, 10 Mar 08:12 UTCM 6.2 / 557 kmFiji Islands region [Sea: Fiji]INGV
2019-03-09 20:12:25 -12:00 (10 Mar 08:12:25 UTC)M 6.2 / 567.4 km260km SE of Lambasa, FijiUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Nadi / not felt
Suva / not felt

Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 10 Mar 2019 08:12

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 18 Apr 2019 08:57 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    526 km (326.8 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Mar 2019 15:40 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    550 km (341.8 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Mar 2019 14:49 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    553.1 km (343.7 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 2019 14:49 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    543 km (337.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Mar 2019 08:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    599 km (372.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Mar 2019 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    611 km (379.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Mar 2019 13:22 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    491.5 km (305.4 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 10 Mar 2019 08:23 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    567 km (352.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 10 March 2019
 

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