Mag. 4.4 earthquake - Fiji Region on Saturday, 20 December 2003 at 07:50 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 574 km depth
Depth: 573.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.766°S / 178.08°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
337 km (209 mi) WNW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) WNW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) WNW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) WNW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) W of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) ESE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) WSW of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
621 km (386 mi) SW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> 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||574 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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