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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 12 January 1998

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Monday, 12 January 1998
Date & time: Monday, 12 January 1998 16:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 23.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.848°S / 179.376°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
149 km (93 mi) NE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake: Fiji Region, 12 Jan 1998 16h36

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 18 May 1998 17:44 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 1998 03:57 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    400 km (248.5 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Apr 1998 02:19 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 1998 22:50 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Feb 1998 10:42 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 1998 18:51 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 1998 08:16 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 1998 05:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 1998 21:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 1998 19:56 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 1998 17:24 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 14 January 1998
  • 13 Jan 1998 13:25 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 1998 10:30 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    300 km (186.4 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 1998 22:19 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 12 January 1998

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