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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 272 Km SSE of Alo, Wallis And Futuna, Fiji, on 18 Oct 10:42 pm (GMT +13)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 272 Km SSE of Alo, Wallis And Futuna, Fiji, on 18 Oct 10:42 pm (GMT +13)
18 Oct 10:01 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 2020-10-18 09:42:31 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 18 Oct 10:42 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.6309°S / 177.2712°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Niuafo'ou (210 km / 130 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 26.1°C (79 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 7 m/s (15 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-18 09:42:31 UTC
18 Oct 10:42 pm (GMT +13)
M 5.1 / 10 km272 Km SSE of Alo, Wallis And Futuna, FijiUSGS
2020-10-18 09:42:31 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmFiji RegionEMSC
2020-10-18 09:42:27 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmFiji Islands Region, TongaGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 272 Km SSE of Alo, Wallis And Futuna, Fiji, 18 Oct 10:42 pm (GMT +13)

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 272 Km SSE of Alo, Wallis And Futuna, Fiji, on 18 Oct 10:42 pm (GMT +13)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    189km / 117mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    568km / 353mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    540km / 335mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    517km / 321mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    449km / 279mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    420km / 261mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    611km / 379mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    514km / 319mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    946km / 588mi
    | South of Tonga
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    372km / 231mi
    | Tonga
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