Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 16 December 1978 at 20:50 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 535 km depth
Depth: 535.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.262°S / 178.509°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
398 km (247 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||535 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Fiji Region 16 December 1978 20:50 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 10 Feb 1979 08:27 UTC| M 5.0 |623 km (387.1 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details