Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 14 August 2003 at 18:23 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Thursday, 14 August 2003 at 18:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 563 km depth

Date & time: 14 Aug 2003 18:23:06 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 563.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.899°S / 177.984°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (146 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
321 km (199 mi) WNW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) WNW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) W of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) ESE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) WSW of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
624 km (387 mi) SW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.9563 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake Fiji Region 14 August 2003 18:23 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 28 Sep 2003 00:32 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2003 16:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 2003 17:04 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    400 km (248.5 mi) depth
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 2003 20:37 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 2003 17:09 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    400 km (248.5 mi) depth
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 14 August 2003 at 18:23 (GMT)
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