Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Saturday, 23 Jan 2021 6:36 pm (GMT -12) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Saturday, 23 Jan 2021 6:36 pm (GMT -12)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 367 km depth

24 Jan 06:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
24 Jan 06:59: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 360.0 to 400.0 km (from 224 to 249 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 130 km (81 mi) towards W.
24 Jan 09:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 400.0 to 382.0 km (from 249 to 237 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 87 km (54 mi) towards SE.
24 Jan 09:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 382.0 to 367.0 km (from 237 to 228 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 28 km (17 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 06:36:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 23 Jan 2021 6:36 pm (GMT -12)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 367.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.97°S / 177.72°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (226 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
402 km (250 mi) W of Neiafu (Tonga) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (253 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (279 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) WSW of Hihifo (Tonga) (pop: 815) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 5 m/s (11 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.3376 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.2326 kmFiji RegionUSGS
M 4.9367 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ

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