Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 21 May 1986 at 10:30 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 614 km depth
Depth: 613.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.891°S / 178.669°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
307 km (191 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
512 km (318 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
512 km (318 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (324 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
546 km (339 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> 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||614 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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