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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Wednesday, 8 July 2020
8 Jul 08:42 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 15 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 584.0 to 587.3 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 8 July 2020 08:27 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 587.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.815°S / 178.574°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (196 km / 122 mi)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [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
Wed, 8 Jul 08:27 UTCM 5.0 / 587.3 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
Wed, 8 Jul 08:27 UTCM 5.0 / 569 kmFiji Islands RegionBMKG
Wed, 8 Jul 08:27 UTCM 4.8 / 587.4 km239 km E of Levuka, FijiUSGS
Wed, 8 Jul 08:27 UTCM 4.8 / 583 kmFiji RegionEMSC
Wed, 8 Jul 08:27 UTCM 5.0 / 594 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 8 Jul 2020 08:27

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 03 Sep 2020 19:13 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    596.5 km (370.6 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 2020 10:48 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    528.5 km (328.4 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Wednesday, 8 July 2020

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