Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 3 November 1990 at 14:17 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 602 km depth
Depth: 601.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.129°S / 178.458°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
328 km (204 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (292 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
512 km (318 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||602 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Fiji Region 3 November 1990 14:17 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 08 Dec 1990 13:34 UTC| M 4.5 |591 km (367.2 mi) depth|20 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details