A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 281 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (175 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4793 West, latitude -17.9197 South, depth = 589.57 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 13:12:00 / October 26, 2015 @ 1:12 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:12:00 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003ri2. Unique identifier: us10003ri2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 589.57 km (366 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 281 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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