5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Fiji

Earthquake location -17.9469S, -178.5941W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 273 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (170 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -178.5941° West, -17.9469° South, depth 575.61 km. Event id: us10004awr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004awr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 575.61 km (358 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:31:16 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 19:31:16 / January 2, 2016 @ 7:31 pm UTC/GMT.

Every 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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/01/02/moderate-earthquake-5-mag-has-occurred-near-lambasa-in-fiji/

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