A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 159 km NNE of Lambasa, Fiji (99 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 179.6953° East, -15.0082° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 18:56:11 / January 22, 2016 @ 6:56 pm. Unique identifier: us10004gga. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gga. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:56:11 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 159 km NNE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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