A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 295 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (183 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 01:10:49 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.9639 West, latitude -18.0714 South, depth = 568.12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 568.12 km (353 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 13:10:49 / September 16, 2018 @ 1:10 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hfgl. Id of event: us2000hfgl.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 295 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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