A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 276 km WNW of Nadi, Fiji (171 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:39:18 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 01:39:18 / February 6, 2016 @ 1:39 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004y98. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y98. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.9465 East, latitude -17.0008 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 276 km WNW of Nadi, Fiji.
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