Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 05:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 05:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 386 km depth

Date & time: 29 Nov 2008 05:59:16 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 386.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.701°S / 177.716°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
303 km (188 mi) WNW of Ha'apai (Tonga)
321 km (199 mi) ESE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Eastern Division) (pop: 8,360)
378 km (235 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
399 km (248 mi) SE of Labasa (Northern Division) (pop: 27,900)
410 km (255 mi) E of Suva (Balrampur, Central) (pop: 77,400)
504 km (313 mi) ESE of Ba (Western Division) (pop: 14,600)
524 km (325 mi) E of Nadi (Ba Province, Western) (pop: 42,300)
525 km (326 mi) ESE of Lautoka (Seixal Municipality, Western) (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.0386 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Fiji Region 29 November 05:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 25 May 2009 03:18 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    623.1 km (387.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Mar 2009 08:30 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    572.8 km (355.9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jan 2009 19:09 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    620 km (385.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2008 16:09 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    604.6 km (375.7 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2008 22:15 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    381 km (236.7 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Dec 2008 18:10 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    602.7 km (374.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 2008 21:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    609.6 km (378.8 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 05:59 (GMT)
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