Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 12 March 1979 at 01:11 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 540 km depth
Depth: 540.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.197°S / 178.167°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
423 km (263 mi) ESE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||540 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Fiji Region 12 March 1979 01:11 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 24 Apr 1979 13:53 UTC| M 4.4 |564 km (350.5 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details