Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 30 October 1977 at 06:25 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 600 km depth
Depth: 600.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.418°S / 178.572°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
403 km (250 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||6 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Fiji Region 30 October 1977 06:25 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 30 Nov 1977 10:15 UTC| M 5.5 |550 km (341.8 mi) depth|27 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 27 Nov 1977 12:40 UTC| M 5.6 |558 km (346.7 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details