A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 164 kilometers (102 miles) from Suva in Fiji on Friday. The temblor was reported at 15:40:39 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/18 / 2018-09-21 03:40:39 / September 21, 2018 @ 3:40 am. Exact location of event, depth 638.83 km, 179.982° East, -17.9324° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hhzn. Id of event: us2000hhzn. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 638.83 km (397 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levuka. Close country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 164 km E of Suva, Fiji.
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