- Fiji Region on Tuesday, 29 December 1987 at 22:58 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 628 km depth
Depth: 628.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.531°S / 178.8°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
380 km (236 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) W of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.0||628 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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