A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007f3s. Id of event: us20007f3s. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 16:36:42 / October 18, 2016 @ 4:36 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -179.8866° West, -23.3322° South, depth 548.14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 548.14 km (341 miles). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:36:42 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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