Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Sunday, 8 December 2002 at 18:10 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 600 km depth
Date & time: 8 Dec 2002 18:10:14 UTC
Depth: 600.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.894°S / 178.787°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (217 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
373 km (232 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) WSW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||6 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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