Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 7 September 1986 at 18:15 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 625 km depth
Depth: 624.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.125°S / 178.444°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
329 km (205 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (297 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (297 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (303 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (318 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||625 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Fiji Region 7 September 1986 18:15 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 06 Nov 1986 00:16 UTC| M 5.7 |588.5 km (365.7 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Oct 1986 11:01 UTC| M 4.0 |611.4 km (379.9 mi) depth|1 km (0 mi) distance| USGS | Details