A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 56 km WNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (35 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 23:04:53 / January 1, 2016 @ 11:04 pm. Exact location, longitude -179.2291° West, latitude -20.5278° South, depth = 655.8 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 655.8 km (407 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10004asd. Event ids that are associated: us10004asd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:04:53 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 56 km WNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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