A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes Fiji region (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -179.359 West, latitude -21.9139 South, depth = 579.39 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 579.39 km (360 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 15:51:22 / February 20, 2016 @ 3:51 pm. Unique identifier: us10004rdp. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004rdp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:51:22 / 3:51 pm (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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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