Mag. 4.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 443 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, 16 December 2008 at 18:10 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 603 km depth
Depth: 602.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.608°S / 177.39°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (169 km / 105 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
346 km (215 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) SW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (303 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> 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||603 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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