Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands on Monday, 8 May 1989 at 14:28 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 548 km depth
Depth: 548.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.427°S / 179.953°W (Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
611 km (380 mi) SSE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||548 km||south of the Fiji Islands||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake South of the Fiji Islands 8 May 1989 14:28 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 04 Oct 1989 06:46 UTC| M 5.3 |524.9 km (326.2 mi) depth|43 km (27 mi) distance| USGS | Details