5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Fiji

South of the Fiji Islands

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 523.02 km (325 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.8507 West, latitude -23.6535 South, depth = 523.02 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/06/16 / 2016-06-07 07:02:52 / June 7, 2016 @ 7:02 am. The temblor was reported at 19:02:52 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200062h6. Event ids that are associated: us200062h6.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/06/07/moderate-earthquake-5-5-mag-south-of-the-fiji-islands/

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