Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 7 August 1986 at 02:51 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 595 km depth
Depth: 594.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.01°S / 178.403°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
334 km (208 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
493 km (306 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
517 km (321 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||595 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Fiji Region 7 August 1986 02:51 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 07 Sep 1986 18:15 UTC| M 5.0 |624.5 km (388 mi) depth|14 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details