Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 8 March 2004 at 22:49 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 607 km depth
Depth: 607.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.856°S / 179.008°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
396 km (246 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (251 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 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||607 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Fiji Region 8 March 2004 22:49 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 07 Apr 2004 10:23 UTC| M 4.5 |592.7 km (368.3 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 14 Mar 2004 04:32 UTC| M 4.8 |577.2 km (358.7 mi) depth|36 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details