Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 17 November 2004 at 21:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 17 November 2004 at 21:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 623 km depth

Date & time: 17 Nov 2004 09:09:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 622.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.068°S / 178.71°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
304 km (189 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
368 km (229 mi) SE of Suva (Rewa, Central Division) (pop: 77,400)
384 km (239 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
397 km (247 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
453 km (281 mi) SE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
474 km (294 mi) SE of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
479 km (298 mi) SE of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
487 km (303 mi) SE of Lautoka (Ba, Western Division) (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.6623 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Fiji Region 17 November 21:09 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 04 Apr 2005 08:16 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    542.4 km (337 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 2004 13:39 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    614.5 km (381.8 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 17 November 2004 at 21:09 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    678km / 421mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 14 Jan 1976 16:47
    | 8.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    936km / 582mi
    | Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    806km / 501mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    303km / 188mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    784km / 487mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    651km / 405mi
    | South of Tonga
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    299km / 186mi
    | Tonga
  • 01 Jan 1919 03:00
    | 7.8 |
    485km / 301mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    106km / 66mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 19 Aug 2002 11:08
    | 7.7 |
    675km / 420mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    513km / 319mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands
  • 19 Aug 2002 11:01
    | 7.7 |
    580km / 360mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    199km / 124mi
    | Fiji Region
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