Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - - south of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 31 Oct 2.44 pm (GMT +13) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - - south of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 31 Oct 2.44 pm (GMT +13)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 546 km depth

31 Oct 01:53 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 31 Oct 2020 01:44:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 31 Oct 2.44 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 546.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.53148°S / 178.8858°W (international territory)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.8°S/177.02°W (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
531 km (330 mi) SW of Vaini (Tonga) (pop: 2,980)
534 km (332 mi) SW of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
538 km (334 mi) SW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240)
544 km (338 mi) SW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
743 km (462 mi) SSE of Levuka (Lomaiviti, Fiji) (pop: 8,360)
763 km (474 mi) SSE of Suva (Fiji) (pop: 77,400)
841 km (522 mi) SSE of Nadi (Fiji) (pop: 42,300)
858 km (533 mi) SSE of Lautoka (Fiji) (pop: 52,500)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 21.8°C (71 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from E
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 5.0546 km- south of the Fiji IslandsGEONET (NZ)
M 4.9515 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGeoAu
M 4.5515 kmSouth of the Fiji IslandsUSGS
M 4.5509 kmSouth Of Fiji IslandsEMSC
M 5.0511 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGFZ
M 4.5515 kmSouth of the Fiji IslandsUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
nausori / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake - south of the Fiji Islands 31 Oct 2.44 pm (GMT +13)

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - - south of the Fiji Islands on Saturday, 31 Oct 2.44 pm (GMT +13)

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