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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on 24 Jul 3:10 pm (GMT +12)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on 24 Jul 3:10 pm (GMT +12) Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on 24 Jul 3:10 pm (GMT +12)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 572 km depth

24 Jul 03:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 24, 2021 03:10:13 UTC
Local time at epicenter24 Jul 3:10 pm (GMT +12)
Depth572.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.1°S / 178.13°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Antipode18.1°N / 1.87°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoTaveuni (247 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities441 km (274 mi) WNW of Bangai (Pangai, Tonga) (pop: 1,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
456 km (284 mi) NW of Nukalofa (Nuku'alofa, Tonga) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
456 km (284 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
466 km (289 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
490 km (305 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 26.3°C (79 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.0572 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
4.6571 km265 Km E of Levuka, FijiUSGS
4.9563 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Aug 31, 2021 10:04
1 year 30 weeks ago

548 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore
Jul 31, 2021 23:26
1 year 34 weeks ago

582 km
South Pacific Ocean, FijiMore

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