A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 261 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (162 miles) on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 554.72 km (345 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5379 West, latitude -17.6795 South, depth = 554.72 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/11/17 / 2017-11-07 09:01:39 / November 7, 2017 @ 9:01 am. Event id: us2000bjrq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bjrq. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:01:39 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter). 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 261 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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