Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Tuesday, 18 April 2000 at 17:28 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Tuesday, 18 April 2000 at 17:28 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 221 km depth

Date & time: 18 Apr 2000 05:28:12 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 220.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.664°S / 176.469°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.15°S/175.75°W (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu) (pop: 22,400)
155 km (96 mi) WNW of Kolonga (Tongatapu) (pop: 1,100)
174 km (108 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, 'Eua) (pop: 1,240)
240 km (149 mi) WSW of Pangai (Ha'apai) (pop: 1,740)
343 km (213 mi) SW of Neiafu (Vava‘u) (pop: 4,320)
528 km (328 mi) ESE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division, Fiji) (pop: 8,360)
603 km (375 mi) ESE of Suva (Central, Fiji) (pop: 77,400)
723 km (449 mi) ESE of Lautoka (Western, Fiji) (pop: 52,500)
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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M 6.0221 kmFiji region (Tonga)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Fiji Region (Tonga) 18 April 17:28 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 22 Sep 2000 05:12 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    184.2 km (114.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region (Tonga) on Tuesday, 18 April 2000 at 17:28 (GMT)
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