A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 194 km E of Suva, Fiji (121 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.7202 West, latitude -18.1645 South, depth = 643.65 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 643.65 km (400 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000h9j1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h9j1. The temblor was detected at 04:31:33 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 16:31:33 / September 6, 2018 @ 4:31 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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: 194 km E of Suva, Fiji.
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