Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 25 December 1985 at 22:15 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 25 December 1985 at 22:15 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 455 km depth

Date & time: 25 Dec 1985 22:15:09 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 455.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.667°S / 178.533°W (Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
504 km (313 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.1455 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Fiji Region 25 December 1985 22:15 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 02 Mar 1986 17:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    443.4 km (275.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 1985 02:07 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    455.3 km (282.9 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 25 December 1985 at 22:15 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 21 May 1962 21:15
    | 7.5 |
    390km / 242mi
    |
    59 years ago
    |
    208km / 129mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 28 Sep 1957 14:20
    | 7.4 |
    587km / 364mi
    |
    63 years ago
    |
    127km / 79mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 25 May 1944 01:06
    | 7.3 |
    633km / 393mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    94km / 59mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 16 Apr 1937 03:01
    | 7.3 |
    330km / 205mi
    |
    84 years ago
    |
    174km / 108mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 09 Oct 1967 17:21
    | 7.2 |
    637km / 396mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    86km / 54mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 27 Jan 1948 11:58
    | 7.1 |
    595km / 370mi
    |
    73 years ago
    |
    161km / 100mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 04 May 1924 16:51
    | 7.1 |
    535km / 332mi
    |
    97 years ago
    |
    52km / 32mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 20 Jul 1939 02:23
    | 6.8 |
    635km / 395mi
    |
    82 years ago
    |
    84km / 52mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 24 Jan 1969 02:33
    | 6.7 |
    594km / 369mi
    |
    52 years ago
    |
    103km / 64mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 17 Mar 1966 15:50
    | 6.7 |
    625km / 388mi
    |
    55 years ago
    |
    82km / 51mi
    | Fiji Region
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