Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Sunday, 15 December 2002 at 11:20 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 500 km depth
Date & time: 15 Dec 2002 11:20:43 UTC
Depth: 500.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.97°S / 178.769°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
371 km (230 mi) W of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) W of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 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: 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||5 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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