A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 179.6872 East, latitude -25.3164 South, depth = 500.82 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008hfa. Id of event: us70008hfa. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 500.82 km (311 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:33:11 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 20:33:11 / March 23, 2020 @ 8:33 pm.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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