Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 26 January 1988 at 16:02 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 590 km depth
Depth: 589.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.027°S / 178.719°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (232 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
365 km (227 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||590 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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