Mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 437 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Saturday, 20 December 2008 at 16:09 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 605 km depth
Depth: 604.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.042°S / 177.52°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
336 km (209 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) ESE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) SW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||605 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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