A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Global time and date of event 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 01:41:32 / October 26, 2015 @ 1:41 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003rd4. Event ids that are associated: us10003rd4. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:41:32 / 1:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 178.809 East, latitude -25.2551 South, depth = 558.93 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 558.93 km (347 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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