Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 19 February 1978 at 20:23 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 605 km depth
Depth: 605.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.906°S / 178.751°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
369 km (230 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (230 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (264 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||605 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Fiji Region 19 February 1978 20:23 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 15 Apr 1978 09:13 UTC| M 5.1 |543 km (337.4 mi) depth|29 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 25 Mar 1978 19:26 UTC| M 5.7 |595 km (369.7 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Mar 1978 02:15 UTC| M 5.2 |620 km (385.3 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details