Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Friday, 7 August 1970
Depth: 556.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.853°S / 178.109°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (75 km / 47 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Fri, 7 Aug 07:51 UTC||M 6.1 / 556.4 km||Fiji Region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Fiji Region, 7 Aug 1970 07h51
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