A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 266 km WNW of Nadi, Fiji (165 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004y9m. Unique identifier: us20004y9m. The temblor was detected at 16:51:35 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 04:51:35 / February 6, 2016 @ 4:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 174.9773° East, -17.2414° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 266 km WNW of Nadi, Fiji.
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