Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands on Friday, 16 September 1983 at 08:09 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 510 km depth
Depth: 510.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.032°S / 179.796°W (international territory)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||510 km||south of the Fiji Islands||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake South of the Fiji Islands 16 September 1983 08:09 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 26 Nov 1983 13:35 UTC| M 5.0 |525.1 km (326.3 mi) depth|28 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 19 Sep 1983 18:41 UTC| M 5.0 |562.7 km (349.6 mi) depth|40 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details