Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 15 March 1977 at 19:34 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 432 km depth
Depth: 432.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.822°S / 177.714°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
300 km (186 mi) WNW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) WNW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (218 mi) W of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (256 mi) WSW of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) ESE 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||432 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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