A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 221 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (137 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 17:03:14 / February 23, 2017 @ 5:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:03:14 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 362.27 km (225 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.355° West, latitude -22.6204° South, depth = 362.27 km. Id of earthquake: us20008ltr. Event ids that are associated: us20008ltr.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 221 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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