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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South of Fiji Islands on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - South of Fiji Islands on Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Apr 23 14:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 371.0 to 379.0 km.
Apr 23 20:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.9.
Date & time: Tuesday, 23 April 2019 14:20 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 379.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.79°S / 178.75°W (international territory)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.8°S/177.02°W (175 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^13 J (12.4 GWh / 10676 tons of TNT / 0.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 (6 earthquakes)
Tue, 23 Apr 14:20 UTCM 5.9 / 354 kmSouth Of Fiji IslandsEMSC
Tue, 23 Apr 14:20 UTCM 5.6 / 427.8 kmNew ZealandGEONET (NZ)
Tue, 23 Apr 14:20 UTCM 5.9 / 352 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsBMKG
Tue, 23 Apr 14:20 UTCM 5.8 / 387.8 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGeoAu
Tue, 23 Apr 14:20 UTCM 6.0 / 393.8 kmTonga [Sea]INGV
Tue, 23 Apr 14:20 UTCM 6.0 / 385.6 kmSouth of the Fiji IslandsUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Christchurch / MMI III (Weak shaking): Very slight rattle of my door and computer for about 2 seconds, then noticed light swinging slightly. There have been two more small shakes within about 15 minutes of the first (not sure if they are local to NZ).

 

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