A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported 119 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (74 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178 West, latitude -19.8 South, depth = 592 km. The temblor was reported at 09:28:41 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 21:28:41 / September 24, 2016 @ 9:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 592 km (368 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oe12bt. Id of event: at00oe12bt. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ndoi Island in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 119 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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