Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Friday, 5 March 2004 at 06:00 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 623 km depth
Depth: 622.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.615°S / 178.837°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
382 km (238 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||623 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Fiji Region 5 March 2004 06:00 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 08 Mar 2004 22:49 UTC| M 5.6 |607 km (377.2 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details