Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 21 September 1978 at 06:24 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 582 km depth
Depth: 582.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.764°S / 178.661°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
362 km (225 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (243 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||582 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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