Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Friday, 17 December 1976 at 12:25 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 566 km depth
Date & time: 17 Dec 1976 12:25:25 UTC
Depth: 566.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.609°S / 178.492°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
347 km (216 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||566 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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