A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 56 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.8621 West, latitude -21.1404 South, depth = 579.11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/19 / 2019-01-26 19:56:42 / January 26, 2019 @ 7:56 pm. Event id: us2000j98z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j98z. The temblor was detected at 07:56:42 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 579.11 km (360 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes 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. 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: 56 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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