Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 19 October 1996 at 14:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Saturday, 19 October 1996 at 14:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 591 km depth

Date & time: 19 Oct 1996 02:53:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 590.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.412°S / 178.51°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (169 km / 105 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
347 km (215 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
353 km (220 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
367 km (228 mi) WNW of Kolonga (Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
408 km (253 mi) SE of Suva (Central) (pop: 77,400)
496 km (308 mi) SSE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
513 km (319 mi) SE of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
517 km (321 mi) SE of Nadi (Western) (pop: 42,300)
526 km (327 mi) SE of Lautoka (Western) (pop: 52,500)
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!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.9591 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake Fiji Region 19 October 14:53 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 11 Mar 1997 03:13 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    552.6 km (343.4 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 19 October 1996 at 14:53 (GMT)
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