Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 21 March 1993 at 05:04 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Sunday, 21 March 1993 at 05:04 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 589 km depth

Date & time: 21 Mar 1993 05:04:59 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 588.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.042°S / 178.528°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
228 km (142 mi) E of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
287 km (178 mi) SE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
321 km (199 mi) E of Suva (Balrampur, Central) (pop: 77,400)
406 km (252 mi) E of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
428 km (266 mi) E of Lautoka (Seixal Municipality, Western) (pop: 52,500)
430 km (267 mi) E of Nadi (Ba Province, Western) (pop: 42,300)
484 km (301 mi) W of Neiafu (Vava‘u, Tonga) (pop: 4,320)
490 km (304 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.3589 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Fiji Region 21 March 05:04 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 05 Aug 1993 12:42 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    616 km (382.8 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1993 16:38 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    631 km (392.1 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 May 1993 04:47 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    563.4 km (350.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Apr 1993 14:08 UTC
    | M 6.9 |
    565.1 km (351.1 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Friday, 16 April 1993 at 14:08 (GMT)
  • 15 Apr 1993 13:32 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    457 km (284 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Apr 1993 10:02 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    568.6 km (353.3 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 21 March 1993 at 05:04 (GMT)
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