A great earthquake with magnitude 8.1 (ml/mb) was reported 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Suva in Fiji on Friday. Unique identifier: pt18249001. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18249001. A tsunami warning has been issued near Suva in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 668.9 km (416 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:49:17 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 15:49:17 / September 6, 2018 @ 3:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 179.548° East, -18.414° South, depth 668.9 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 121 km (75 miles) from Suva (c. 77 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suva, Levuka (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 8.0 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1-2 great quakes in the world.
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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 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: 120 km ESE of Suva, Fiji.
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