Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 21 September 1978 at 07:45 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 588 km depth
Depth: 588.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.893°S / 178.81°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (217 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
376 km (233 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (251 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||588 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Fiji Region 21 September 1978 07:45 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 27 Oct 1978 06:24 UTC| M 5.3 |602 km (374.1 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details