Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 8 September 2001 at 16:22 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 350 km depth
Depth: 350.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.242°S / 177.374°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (146 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
339 km (210 mi) SSE of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) WNW of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) WSW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) NW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (282 mi) ENE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> 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||350 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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