Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Friday, 22 July 1988 at 19:42 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 573 km depth
Depth: 572.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.418°S / 178.475°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (171 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
350 km (217 mi) WNW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) WNW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) W of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||573 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Fiji Region 22 July 1988 19:42 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 16 Sep 1988 02:16 UTC| M 5.6 |550.8 km (342.3 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details