Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 6 May 2007 at 22:01 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Sunday, 6 May 2007 at 22:01 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 688 km depth

Date & time: 6 May 2007 10:01:08 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 688.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.406°S / 179.315°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
207 km (129 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
275 km (171 mi) ESE of Suva (Balrampur, Central) (pop: 77,400)
359 km (223 mi) SSE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
380 km (236 mi) ESE of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
388 km (241 mi) ESE of Nadi (Ba Province, Western) (pop: 42,300)
395 km (245 mi) ESE of Lautoka (Seixal Municipality, Western) (pop: 52,500)
470 km (292 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
567 km (352 mi) W of Neiafu (Vava‘u, Tonga) (pop: 4,320)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.1688 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Fiji Region 6 May 22:01 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 13 May 2007 11:26 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    668.6 km (415.4 mi) depth
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 2007 00:24 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    682.2 km (423.9 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Region on Sunday, 6 May 2007 at 22:01 (GMT)
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