Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 15 May 1977 at 23:12 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 499 km depth
Depth: 499.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.131°S / 177.672°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
341 km (212 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (218 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) W of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) ESE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
542 km (337 mi) SW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||499 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Fiji Region 15 May 1977 23:12 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 03 Jun 1977 14:33 UTC| M 5.3 |573 km (356 mi) depth|22 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 19 May 1977 18:48 UTC| M 4.7 |586 km (364.1 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details