Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 26 August 1987 at 06:56 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 26 August 1987 at 06:56 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 569 km depth

Date & time: 26 Aug 1987 06:56:46 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 569.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.749°S / 178.464°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
342 km (212 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
355 km (221 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
378 km (235 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
435 km (270 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400)
532 km (330 mi) SSE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
541 km (336 mi) SE of Ba (pop: 14,600)
543 km (337 mi) SE of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
553 km (343 mi) SE of Lautoka (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: USGS
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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M 6.1569 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Fiji Region 26 August 06:56 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 26 Jan 1988 16:02 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    589.8 km (366.5 mi) depth
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Dec 1987 22:58 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    628.3 km (390.4 mi) depth
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 1987 10:44 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    560.1 km (348 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 1987 19:05 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    600.4 km (373.1 mi) depth
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 26 August 1987 at 06:56 (GMT)
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