Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 446 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Thursday, 12 September 1968 at 22:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 635 km depth
Depth: 635.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.516°S / 179.26°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
423 km (263 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) SSE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||635 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 446 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, 12 September 1968 22:44 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 24 Jan 1969 02:33 UTC| M 6.7 |593.5 km (368.8 mi) depth|48 km (30 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 468 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Friday, 24 January 1969 at 02:33 (GMT)