Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 24 April 1979 at 01:45 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 24 April 1979 at 01:45 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 599 km depth

Date & time: 24 Apr 1979 01:45:09 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Profondeur: 599.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.826°S / 178.688°W (Fidji)
Volcan le plus près: Kabara (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
364 km O de Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
364 km O de Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
378 km O de Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
392 km O de ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
424 km SE de Suva (pop: 77,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
466 km OSO de Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.0599 kmFiji regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Fiji Region 24 April 1979 01:45 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 16 Oct 1979 18:45 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    571 km (354.8 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 02 Oct 1979 19:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    576 km (357.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 1979 22:25 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    576 km (357.9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Aug 1979 15:18 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    535 km (332.4 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Aug 1979 17:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    583 km (362.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    17700 km (10998 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 14 Jun 1979 09:42 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    580 km (360.4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Fiji Region on Tuesday, 24 April 1979 at 01:45 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profondeur
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 102 ans
    |
    703km / 437mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 14 Jan 1976 16:47
    | 8.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    il y a 45 ans
    |
    852km / 529mi
    | Kermadec Islands Region (New Zealand)
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    il y a 104 ans
    |
    868km / 539mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    il y a 45 ans
    |
    829km / 515mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    il y a 45 ans
    |
    582km / 361mi
    | South of Tonga
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    il y a 70 ans
    |
    319km / 198mi
    | Tonga
  • 01 Jan 1919 03:00
    | 7.8 |
    485km / 301mi
    |
    il y a 102 ans
    |
    180km / 112mi
    | Fiji Region
  • 26 Jun 1913 04:57
    | 7.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 108 ans
    |
    504km / 313mi
    | Tonga
  • 02 Apr 1977 07:15
    | 7.6 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    il y a 44 ans
    |
    832km / 517mi
    | Samoa Islands Region (Tonga)
  • 18 Dec 1963 00:30
    | 7.6 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    il y a 57 ans
    |
    476km / 295mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands
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