Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 5 August 2003 at 04:45 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 617 km depth
Depth: 616.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.941°S / 178.928°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (221 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
416 km (258 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> 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||617 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Fiji Region 5 August 2003 04:45 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 26 Sep 2003 22:06 UTC| M 4.1 |600 km (372.8 mi) depth|34 km (21 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 23 Sep 2003 02:02 UTC| M 4.4 |600 km (372.8 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Aug 2003 04:55 UTC| M 4.2 |600 km (372.8 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 19 Aug 2003 23:32 UTC| M 4.8 |617.4 km (383.6 mi) depth|6 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details