Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 8 September 1977 at 03:00 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 505 km depth
Depth: 505.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.764°S / 177.86°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.15°S/175.75°W (223 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
485 km (302 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||505 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Fiji Region 8 September 1977 03:00 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Oct 1977 17:16 UTC| M 4.8 |538 km (334.3 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details