A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 126 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (78 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 10:09:37 / March 12, 2017 @ 10:09 am. Exact location of event, longitude -179.2312 West, latitude -21.6748 South, depth = 597.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 597.5 km (371 miles). Event id: us100088hw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088hw. The temblor was detected at 22:09:37 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Every 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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