Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 20 November 1971 at 07:28 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 543 km depth
Depth: 543.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.449°S / 179.857°W (Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
616 km (383 mi) SSE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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 6.5||543 km||south of the Fiji Islands||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake South of the Fiji Islands 20 November 1971 07:28 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 15 May 1972 09:32 UTC| M 5.8 |550 km (341.8 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details