Mag. 4.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Thursday, 7 May 1998 at 16:12 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 550 km depth
Depth: 550.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.836°S / 178.844°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (210 km / 130 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!
394 km (245 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (299 mi) WSW 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||550 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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