Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 16 August 2010 at 19:35 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Monday, 16 August 2010 at 19:35 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 603 km depth

Date & time: 16 Aug 2010 07:35:49 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 603.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.799°S / 178.826°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
361 km (224 mi) SSE of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
378 km (235 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
392 km (244 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
412 km (256 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400)
516 km (321 mi) SE of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
517 km (321 mi) SE of Ba (pop: 14,600)
522 km (324 mi) SSE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
527 km (328 mi) SE of Lautoka (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.2603 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Fiji Region 16 August 19:35 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 12 Jan 2011 14:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    583 km (362.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 2010 05:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    589.5 km (366.3 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2010 07:07 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    598.2 km (371.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 2010 13:00 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    568.8 km (353.4 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 2010 20:04 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    550.2 km (341.9 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2010 16:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    630.5 km (391.8 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Sep 2010 17:20 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    613 km (380.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Sep 2010 03:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    556.2 km (345.6 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Fiji Region on Monday, 16 August 2010 at 19:35 (GMT)
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