Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 27 January 1998 at 02:14 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 27 January 1998 at 02:14 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 643 km depth

Date & time: 27 Jan 1998 02:14:12 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 642.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.768°S / 179.178°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
339 km (211 mi) SSE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
384 km (239 mi) SE of Suva (Central) (pop: 77,400)
415 km (258 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
429 km (267 mi) W of Kolonga (Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
486 km (302 mi) SE of Nadi (Western) (pop: 42,300)
489 km (304 mi) SE of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
498 km (310 mi) SE of Lautoka (Western) (pop: 52,500)
506 km (314 mi) SSE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.0643 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Fiji Region 27 January 02:14 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 13 Jun 1998 22:59 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 1998 16:12 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    550 km (341.8 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 1998 02:35 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    550 km (341.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 1998 12:46 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 1998 23:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 1998 19:59 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 1998 05:32 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Apr 1998 06:29 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    550 km (341.8 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 1998 12:58 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    550 km (341.8 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1998 16:20 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    550 km (341.8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 1998 08:05 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jan 1998 05:53 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 27 January 1998 at 02:14 (GMT)
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