A earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 417 km (259 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -178.514 West, latitude -23.415 South, depth = 417 km. Global time and date of event 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 17:28:42 / February 24, 2017 @ 5:28 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17055051, at00olw37x. Unique identifier: at00olw37x. A tsunami warning has been issued near the Fiji Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:28:42 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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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