- South Pacific Ocean, 436 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, 16 December 2008 at 22:15 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 381 km depth
Depth: 381.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.476°S / 177.445°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
357 km (222 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) SW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||381 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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