A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 26 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (16 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 616.55 km (383 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.8272 West, latitude -20.8603 South, depth = 616.55 km. Unique identifier: us2000jkzu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jkzu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 06:34:39 / February 21, 2019 @ 6:34 am. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:34:39 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 26 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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