Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 18 November 1965 at 20:00 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Thursday, 18 November 1965 at 20:00 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 430 km depth

Date & time: 18 Nov 1965 08:00:21 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 430.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.855°S / 177.721°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
325 km (202 mi) ESE of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
366 km (227 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
394 km (245 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320)
410 km (255 mi) SE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
412 km (256 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400)
508 km (316 mi) ESE of Ba (pop: 14,600)
527 km (327 mi) ESE of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
528 km (328 mi) ESE of Lautoka (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.5430 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 18 November 1965 at 20:00 (GMT)
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