Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 29 March 1998

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Sunday, 29 March 1998
Date & time: Sunday, 29 March 1998 19:48 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 537.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.552°S / 179.092°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Mago (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
178 km (111 mi) NE of Levuka (pop: 8,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 1 Jan 00:00 UTCM
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it or were nearby when it occurred, be the first to report it!

Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Fiji Region, 29 Mar 1998 19h48

Show info about this
List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes):
  • 16 Mar 2000 01:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    630.9 km (392 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 2000 04:21 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    675 km (419.4 mi) depth
    |
    164 km (102 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 2000 22:15 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    538 km (334.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 28 February 2000
  • 23 Feb 2000 22:41 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    477.6 km (296.8 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 2000 20:07 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    535 km (332.4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 13 January 2000
  • 02 Jan 2000 12:14 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    582.3 km (361.8 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 1999 14:38 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    558.2 km (346.8 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jul 1999 03:10 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    560.8 km (348.5 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jun 1999 22:05 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    590.4 km (366.9 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 26 June 1999
  • 24 Apr 1999 08:45 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    567.9 km (352.9 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Feb 1999 22:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    514.6 km (319.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jan 1999 10:37 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    640 km (397.7 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 1999 03:44 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    602.7 km (374.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 1998 01:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    560.6 km (348.3 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 1998 23:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    527.5 km (327.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 1998 20:38 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    530.1 km (329.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 1998 20:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 29 March 1998
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

 
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!


Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.