A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 280 km SW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (174 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:38:41 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 595.52 km (370 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 14:38:41 / February 20, 2016 @ 2:38 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rd8. Id of event: us10004rd8. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.2886 East, latitude -22.3474 South, depth = 595.52 km.
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 280 km SW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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