A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 15:29:16 / May 16, 2017 @ 3:29 pm. Unique identifier: us10008squ. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008squ. Exact location of event, depth 225.25 km, -177.5284° West, -23.8155° South. The temblor was picked up at 03:29:16 / 3:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 225.25 km (140 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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