A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.1577° West, latitude -23.3662° South, depth = 167.5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 167.5 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:19:57 / 12:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 12:19:57 / December 18, 2019 @ 12:19 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60006t5r. Event ids that are associated: us60006t5r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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