Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 25 March 1978 at 19:26 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 595 km depth
Depth: 595.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.03°S / 178.836°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (232 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
377 km (234 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||595 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Fiji Region 25 March 1978 19:26 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 15 Apr 1978 09:13 UTC| M 5.1 |543 km (337.4 mi) depth|43 km (26 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Mar 1978 07:46 UTC| M 5.0 |565 km (351.1 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Mar 1978 00:18 UTC| M 5.4 |628 km (390.2 mi) depth|38 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details