Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 at 02:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Fiji Islands Region on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 at 02:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 483 km depth

28 Jan 02:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jan 28 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.1.
Date & time: 28 Jan 2015 02:43:19 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 483.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.96°S / 178.37°W (Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
329 km (205 mi) W of Nuku‘alofa (Nuku'alofa, Tonga) (pop: 22,400)
343 km (213 mi) W of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100)
403 km (250 mi) SE of Levuka (Lomaiviti) (pop: 8,360)
458 km (285 mi) SE of Suva (pop: 77,400)
557 km (346 mi) SSE of Labasa (pop: 27,900)
564 km (350 mi) SE of Ba (pop: 14,600)
565 km (351 mi) SE of Nadi (pop: 42,300)
575 km (357 mi) SE of Lautoka (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.1483 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.2485 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
M 6.1484 km46km SE of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS
M 6.1462 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

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Nuku'alofa (Tonga, 322 km E of epicenter) : Working in office - everyone noticed it, just waited to see if it would ease (which it did) but nobody frightened. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Fiji Islands Region 28 January 02:43 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 26 Jul 2015 03:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    599 km (372.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jul 2015 09:08 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    581 km (361 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 May 2015 12:43 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    495 km (307.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 May 2015 21:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    551 km (342.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Apr 2015 16:39 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    571 km (354.8 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 at 16:39 (GMT)
  • 20 Apr 2015 20:26 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    535 km (332.4 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Apr 2015 18:35 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    568 km (352.9 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Mar 2015 12:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    579 km (359.8 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 01 Mar 2015 16:56 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    595.8 km (370.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 2015 00:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    621.4 km (386.1 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 at 02:43 (GMT)
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