Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 24 April 1979 at 01:45 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 24 April 1979 at 01:45 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 599 km depth

Date & time: 24 Apr 1979 01:45:09 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 599.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.826°S / 178.688°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
363 km (225 mi) W of Haveluloto (Kolomotu'a, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 3,420)
371 km (231 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
373 km (232 mi) W of Lapaha (Mua, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 8,000)
424 km (263 mi) SE of Suva (Rewa, Central Division) (pop: 77,400)
529 km (329 mi) SE of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
529 km (329 mi) SE of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
530 km (329 mi) SSE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
540 km (336 mi) SE of Lautoka (Ba, Western Division) (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.0599 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Fiji Region 24 April 01:45 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 16 Oct 1979 18:45 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    571 km (354.8 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 02 Oct 1979 19:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    576 km (357.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 1979 22:25 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    576 km (357.9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Aug 1979 15:18 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    535 km (332.4 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Aug 1979 17:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    583 km (362.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 14 Jun 1979 09:42 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    580 km (360.4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 24 April 1979 at 01:45 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    703km / 437mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 14 Jan 1976 16:47
    | 8.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    852km / 529mi
    | Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    868km / 539mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    829km / 515mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    582km / 361mi
    | South of Tonga
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    319km / 198mi
    | Tonga
  • 01 Jan 1919 03:00
    | 7.8 |
    485km / 301mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    180km / 112mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 26 Jun 1913 04:57
    | 7.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    107 years ago
    |
    504km / 313mi
    | Tonga
  • 02 Apr 1977 07:15
    | 7.6 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    832km / 517mi
    | Samoa Islands Region (Tonga)
  • 18 Dec 1963 00:30
    | 7.6 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    57 years ago
    |
    476km / 295mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands
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