A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 280 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (174 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gfvm. Id of event: us1000gfvm. The temblor was detected at 15:41:16 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 543.87 km (338 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/18 / 2018-08-23 03:41:16 / August 23, 2018 @ 3:41 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.2124° West, -18.1628° South, depth 543.87 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 280 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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