A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 287 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (178 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.505 West, latitude -18.0346 South, depth = 634.34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 00:06:45 / February 8, 2017 @ 12:06 am. The temblor was detected at 12:06:45 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008id1. Event ids that are associated: us20008id1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 634.34 km (394 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 287 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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