A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 51 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (32 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d2bk. Id of event: us1000d2bk. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:23:22 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.5464° West, -21.0896° South, depth 538.67 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 16:23:22 / March 9, 2018 @ 4:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 538.67 km (335 miles).
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 six and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 51 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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