Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 14 December 1977 at 18:52 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 659 km depth
Depth: 659.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.101°S / 179.145°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
409 km (254 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> 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||659 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Fiji Region 14 December 1977 18:52 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 17 Dec 1977 16:03 UTC| M 5.1 |602 km (374.1 mi) depth|38 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Details