A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 274 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (170 miles) on Wednesday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:31:14 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 571.03 km (355 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 17:31:14 / April 26, 2017 @ 5:31 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.4975 West, latitude -17.8387 South, depth = 571.03 km. Id of earthquake: us10008l2y. Event ids that are associated: us10008l2y.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 274 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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