Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 27 December 1983 at 20:45 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 426 km depth
Depth: 425.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.942°S / 177.796°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
301 km (187 mi) WNW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) WNW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (208 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) W of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) WSW of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) ESE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||426 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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