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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 3 March 1990

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - South of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 3 March 1990
Date & time: Saturday, 3 March 1990 12:16 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 33.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.122°S / 175.163°E (international territory)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake: South of the Fiji Islands, 3 Mar 1990 12h16

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 22 Nov 1991 18:35 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33.3 km (20.7 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 1991 03:54 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 1991 16:58 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Dec 1990 22:11 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10.2 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Aug 1990 00:39 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    32.5 km (20.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 1990 13:57 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 1990 05:31 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    178 km (110 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 1990 20:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Mar 1990 01:20 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 1990 09:06 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 1990 23:28 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    50.4 km (31.3 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 1990 01:12 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Mar 1990 19:44 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Mar 1990 19:29 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Mar 1990 18:32 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Mar 1990 17:03 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Mar 1990 12:44 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Saturday, 3 March 1990
  • 03 Mar 1990 12:34 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 3 March 1990

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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 3 March 1990
 

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