A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 168 km SW of Nadi, Fiji (104 miles) on Wednesday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:43:10 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 176.4274 East, latitude -18.9906 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007udg. Unique identifier: us10007udg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/17 / 2017-01-03 22:43:10 / January 3, 2017 @ 10:43 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 168 km SW of Nadi, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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