A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 256 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (159 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 538.49 km (335 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d88i. Unique identifier: us1000d88i. The temblor was picked up at 07:08:02 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 19:08:02 / March 23, 2018 @ 7:08 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -178.6117 West, latitude -17.6955 South, depth = 538.49 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 256 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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