Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 628 km south of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 8 September 1963 at 19:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 545 km depth
Depth: 545.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.59°S / 179.976°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
628 km (390 mi) SSE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.4||545 km||south of the Fiji Islands||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, 628 km south of Suva, Central, Fiji, 8 September 1963 19:50 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 07 Oct 1963 13:14 UTC| M 6.2 |545.9 km (339.2 mi) depth|4 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 632 km south of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Monday, 7 October 1963 at 13:14 (GMT)
Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 628 km south of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Sunday, 8 September 1963 at 19:50 (GMT)
- 26 May 1932 16:09| 7.6 |570km / 354mi|89 years ago|238km / 148mi| South of the Fiji Islands
- 25 May 1944 01:06| 7.3 |633km / 393mi|77 years ago|230km / 143mi| Fiji Region
- 15 Sep 1959 11:05| 6.4 |594km / 369mi|61 years ago|206km / 128mi| Fiji Region
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