Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 29 November 1983 at 23:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 29 November 1983 at 23:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 525 km depth

Date & time: 29 Nov 1983 11:41:07 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 525.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.503°S / 177.783°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (137 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
287 km (178 mi) W of Ha'apai (Tonga)
325 km (202 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
345 km (214 mi) ESE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
425 km (264 mi) ESE of Suva (Central) (pop: 77,400)
456 km (283 mi) SE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
527 km (327 mi) ESE of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
540 km (336 mi) ESE of Nadi (Western) (pop: 42,300)
545 km (338 mi) ESE of Lautoka (Western) (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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M 6.0525 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Fiji Region 29 November 23:41 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 20 Feb 1984 17:06 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    373.5 km (232.1 mi) depth
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 1984 14:25 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    579.1 km (359.8 mi) depth
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jan 1984 21:07 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    587.8 km (365.2 mi) depth
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 1983 20:45 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    425.6 km (264.5 mi) depth
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 29 November 1983 at 23:41 (GMT)
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