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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:23 pm (GMT +13) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:23 pm (GMT +13) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:23 pm (GMT +13)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 586 km depth

7 Dec 01:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 37 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 7, 2022 00:23:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:23 pm (GMT +13)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth586.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.1201°S / 179.5253°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Antipode22.12°N / 0.475°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 26.9°C (80 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.5586 kmSouth of the Fiji IslandsUSGS
4.5586 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsRaspberryShake
4.5586 kmSOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDSEMSC
4.510 kmSouth Of Fiji IslandsIRIS
4.4589 kmSouth of Fiji IslandsGFZ

Seismograms

Seismic station: Folaha (Nukuhetulu) (TNG1/YC network) | Distance from quake: 459 km / 285 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Folaha (Nukuhetulu): vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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Date and time GMTMag
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