A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km W of Lambasa, Fiji (89 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 01:24:55 / August 29, 2018 @ 1:24 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.03 East, latitude -16.3888 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 13:24:55 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000gj9f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gj9f. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 144 km W of Lambasa, Fiji.
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