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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 30 September 2014
1 Oct 00:17 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 1 hour 43 minutes.
Oct 7 18:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 593.0 to 588.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:34 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 588.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.746°S / 178.464°W (Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (201 km / 125 mi)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 30 Sep 22:34 UTCM 6.0 / 588 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu
Tue, 30 Sep 22:34 UTCM 5.5 / 573.8 km264km SE of Lambasa, FijiUSGS
Tue, 30 Sep 22:34 UTCM 5.5 / 575 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
Tue, 30 Sep 22:34 UTCM 5.4 / 584 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ

shake map
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 30 Sep 2014 22h34

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes):
  • 24 Mar 2015 18:52 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    574 km (356.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Mar 2015 03:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    569 km (353.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Mar 2015 05:46 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    607 km (377.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Sunday, 22 March 2015
  • 20 Mar 2015 04:34 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    567 km (352.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Mar 2015 20:16 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    549 km (341.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Mar 2015 04:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    559.9 km (347.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2015 06:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    519 km (322.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Feb 2015 19:09 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    582 km (361.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Feb 2015 13:02 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    584 km (362.9 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Feb 2015 21:41 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    565 km (351.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 13 Feb 2015 05:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    590 km (366.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Jan 2015 20:17 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    636.1 km (395.3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jan 2015 10:24 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    611 km (379.7 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 Dec 2014 21:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    571 km (354.8 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Dec 2014 06:27 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    584 km (362.9 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Dec 2014 15:56 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    598 km (371.6 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 30 September 2014
 

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