Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 26 December 1949
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.883°S / 179.532°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km (83 mi) NE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Mon, 26 Dec 06:23 UTC||M 6.9 / 15 km||Fiji Region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake: Fiji Region, 26 Dec 1949 06h23
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