Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Fiji Region on Wednesday, 17 October 2001 at 11:33 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 500 km depth
Depth: 500.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.654°S / 178.318°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Katafaga (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
347 km (216 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) WNW of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (299 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
507 km (315 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
507 km (315 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (321 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
517 km (321 mi) WSW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
538 km (334 mi) SSW of Mata-Utu (Hahake, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (336 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.4||5 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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