Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 441 km southeast of Suva, Balrampur, Central, Fiji, on Thursday, 29 Oct 2.34 pm (GMT -12) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 441 km southeast of Suva, Balrampur, Central, Fiji, on Thursday, 29 Oct 2.34 pm (GMT -12)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 590 km depth

30 Oct 02:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 30 Oct 2020 02:34:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 29 Oct 2.34 pm (GMT -12)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 590.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.87°S / 178.5°W (Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
343 km (213 mi) W of Haveluloto (Kolomotu'a, Tonga) (pop: 3,420)
353 km (219 mi) W of Lapaha (Mua, Tonga) (pop: 8,000)
387 km (240 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
441 km (274 mi) SE of Suva (Balrampur) (pop: 77,400)
542 km (337 mi) SSE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
547 km (340 mi) SE of Ba (pop: 14,600)
548 km (340 mi) SE of Nadi (Ba Province) (pop: 42,300)
558 km (347 mi) SE of Lautoka (Seixal Municipality) (pop: 52,500)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 22.5°C (73 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GFZ
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.1590 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.3588 kmFiji RegionEMSC
M 5.3589 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.3580 kmFiji RegionUSGS
M 5.3580 kmFiji RegionUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 441 km southeast of Suva, Balrampur, Central, Fiji, 29 Oct 2.34 pm (GMT -12)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 441 km southeast of Suva, Balrampur, Central, Fiji, on Thursday, 29 Oct 2.34 pm (GMT -12)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    317km / 197mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    903km / 561mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    687km / 427mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    462km / 287mi
    | Tonga
  • 14 Jan 1976 16:47
    | 8.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    845km / 525mi
    | Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    859km / 534mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    356km / 221mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 09 Dec 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    13 years ago
    |
    579km / 360mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    225km / 140mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    817km / 507mi
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