A earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 83.52 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 83.52 km, -176.6055° West, -24.8965° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:57:31 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 05:57:31 / April 2, 2018 @ 5:57 am. Event id: us1000dcbs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dcbs.
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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