Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 21 January 2003 at 21:57 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 530 km depth
Depth: 530.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.543°S / 178.354°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
334 km (208 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||530 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Fiji Region 21 January 2003 21:57 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 07 Mar 2003 12:55 UTC| M 4.8 |600 km (372.8 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 10 Feb 2003 20:16 UTC| M 4.6 |600 km (372.8 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details