Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 25 August 2002 at 04:42 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 554 km depth
Depth: 554.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.543°S / 178.409°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
340 km (211 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) WSW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||554 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Fiji Region 25 August 2002 04:42 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 22 Oct 2002 11:39 UTC| M 6.2 |549 km (341.1 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 22 October 2002 at 11:39 (GMT)