Mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 437 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Thursday, 5 March 2009 at 08:30 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 573 km depth
Depth: 572.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.214°S / 177.564°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Kabara (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
327 km (203 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) W of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) ESE of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
539 km (335 mi) SW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.7||573 km||Fiji region||USGS|
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