Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 28 April 2001 at 04:49 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Saturday, 28 April 2001 at 04:49 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 352 km depth

Date & time: 28 Apr 2001 04:49:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 351.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.064°S / 176.937°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
273 km (169 mi) NW of Ha'apai (Tonga)
387 km (241 mi) NNW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
396 km (246 mi) E of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
433 km (269 mi) ESE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
489 km (304 mi) E of Suva (Central) (pop: 77,400)
574 km (356 mi) E of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
596 km (371 mi) E of Lautoka (Western) (pop: 52,500)
598 km (372 mi) E of Nadi (Western) (pop: 42,300)
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.9352 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake Fiji Region 28 April 04:49 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (39 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2001 07:26 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    400 km (248.5 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2001 11:33 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    |
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Oct 2001 22:29 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Oct 2001 20:18 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 2001 18:14 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    450 km (279.6 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 2001 13:56 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    602 km (374.1 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 2001 09:16 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 2001 09:16 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    129 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2001 07:20 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Sep 2001 13:50 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Sep 2001 16:22 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    350 km (217.5 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Aug 2001 01:24 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Aug 2001 09:01 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    171 km (106 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Aug 2001 08:27 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2001 01:32 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Aug 2001 05:17 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 28 April 2001 at 04:49 (GMT)
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