Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 27 March 1979 at 11:42 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 558 km depth
Depth: 558.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.607°S / 179.041°W (Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
401 km (249 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||558 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Fiji Region 27 March 1979 11:42 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 12 Apr 1979 02:50 UTC| M 4.8 |576 km (357.9 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details