5.3Magnitude Earthquake Near Fiji

47km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 47 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.9302° West, -21.0199° South, depth 612.36 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 612.36 km (381 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/16 / 2016-03-04 04:25:15 / March 4, 2016 @ 4:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004ulj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004ulj. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:25:15 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/03/04/moderate-earthquake-5-3-mag-has-occurred-near-ndoi-island-in-fiji/

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