A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location, longitude 179.1622° East, latitude -23.724° South, depth = 540.75 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:29:14 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 08:29:14 / March 16, 2017 @ 8:29 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 540.75 km (336 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sfq. Id of event: us20008sfq. 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. 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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: South of the Fiji Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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