A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 287 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (178 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 18:20:43 / February 27, 2016 @ 6:20 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 549.5 km (341 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:20:43 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -178.457° West, latitude -17.9823° South, depth = 549.5 km. Unique identifier: us10004t6m. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004t6m.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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: 287 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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