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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Friday, 16 April 1993

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Friday, 16 April 1993
Date & time: Friday, 16 April 1993 14:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 565.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.778°S / 178.864°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
195 km (121 mi) E of Levuka (pop: 8,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake: Fiji Region, 16 Apr 1993 14h08

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 11 Oct 1993 13:07 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    554.5 km (344.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 11 October 1993
  • 05 Aug 1993 12:42 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    616 km (382.8 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1993 16:38 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    631 km (392.1 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jul 1993 15:51 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    665.6 km (413.6 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 May 1993 04:47 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    563.4 km (350.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Friday, 16 April 1993

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