A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 283 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (176 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 558.81 km (347 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 23:46:43 / February 24, 2017 @ 11:46 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008man. Event ids that are associated: us20008man. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4992 West, latitude -17.9751 South, depth = 558.81 km. The temblor was detected at 11:46:43 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 283 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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