Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 27 June 2006 at 02:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 27 June 2006 at 02:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 570 km depth

Date & time: 27 Jun 2006 02:59:15 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 569.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.865°S / 178.287°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
322 km (200 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
351 km (218 mi) WNW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
394 km (245 mi) ESE of Suva (pop: 77,400)
455 km (283 mi) SSE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
472 km (293 mi) WSW of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320)
498 km (310 mi) ESE of Ba (pop: 14,600)
507 km (315 mi) ESE of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
514 km (319 mi) ESE of Lautoka (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.3570 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Fiji Region 27 June 02:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 18 Jul 2006 16:02 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    587.2 km (364.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 2006 14:24 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    596.5 km (370.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 27 June 2006 at 02:59 (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
    |
    629km / 391mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    437km / 271mi
    | Tonga
  • 14 Jan 1976 16:47
    | 8.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    954km / 593mi
    | Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    104 years ago
    |
    759km / 472mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    294km / 183mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    734km / 456mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    647km / 402mi
    | South of Tonga
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    253km / 157mi
    | Tonga
  • 01 Jan 1919 03:00
    | 7.8 |
    485km / 301mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    65km / 40mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 19 Aug 2002 11:08
    | 7.7 |
    675km / 420mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    557km / 346mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands
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