Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Friday, 9 July 1993 at 15:37 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Friday, 9 July 1993 at 15:37 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 398 km depth

Date & time: 9 Jul 1993 03:37:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 398.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.782°S / 177.486°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
254 km (158 mi) W of Ha'apai (Tonga)
282 km (175 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
387 km (240 mi) ESE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
466 km (289 mi) ESE of Suva (Central) (pop: 77,400)
500 km (310 mi) SE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
568 km (353 mi) ESE of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
580 km (360 mi) ESE of Nadi (Western) (pop: 42,300)
585 km (364 mi) ESE of Lautoka (Western) (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.1398 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Fiji Region 9 July 15:37 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 1993 18:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    509.3 km (316.5 mi) depth
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Oct 1993 02:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    324.1 km (201.4 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Friday, 9 July 1993 at 15:37 (GMT)
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