Magnitude 5 Strikes Near Fiji

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 39 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (24 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.6778° West, -21.0086° South, depth 550.47 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 550.47 km (342 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000a2m0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a2m0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:30:38 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 03:30:38 / July 30, 2017 @ 3:30 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/07/30/moderate-earthquake-5-mag-39-km-s-of-ndoi-island-fiji/

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