Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 21 March 1988 at 23:24 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 627 km depth
Depth: 626.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.963°S / 178.872°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (224 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
381 km (237 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> 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||627 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Fiji Region 21 March 1988 23:24 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 18 May 1988 03:57 UTC| M 4.7 |619.1 km (384.7 mi) depth|3 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 30 Apr 1988 02:17 UTC| M 4.8 |592.8 km (368.3 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details