- South Pacific Ocean, 399 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Saturday, 17 January 2009 at 19:09 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 620 km depth
Depth: 620.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.763°S / 177.836°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
382 km (237 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (238 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
531 km (330 mi) SW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||620 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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