Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 6 July 1977 at 11:28 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 594 km depth
Depth: 594.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.068°S / 178.574°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (239 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
451 km (280 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||594 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Fiji Region 6 July 1977 11:28 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 10 Aug 1977 18:27 UTC| M 5.4 |585 km (363.5 mi) depth|40 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 27 Jul 1977 08:11 UTC| M 5.1 |570 km (354.2 mi) depth|28 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 10 Jul 1977 08:59 UTC| M 4.8 |577 km (358.5 mi) depth|37 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details