Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 27 March 1978 at 07:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 550 km depth
Depth: 550.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.476°S / 177.971°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
457 km (284 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||550 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Fiji Region 27 March 1978 07:13 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 21 May 1978 06:34 UTC| M 4.5 |539 km (334.9 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 May 1978 23:50 UTC| M 5.2 |516 km (320.6 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 15 Apr 1978 10:50 UTC| M 4.5 |557 km (346.1 mi) depth|31 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 30 Mar 1978 03:28 UTC| M 4.5 |538 km (334.3 mi) depth|30 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details