Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Friday, 2 March 1979 at 23:47 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 592 km depth
Depth: 592.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.294°S / 178.498°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
356 km (221 mi) WNW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) WNW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) W of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> 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||592 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Fiji Region 2 March 1979 23:47 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 19 Mar 1979 08:54 UTC| M 4.5 |552 km (343 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details