Magnitude 5 Rattles Fiji Islands

Earthquake location -25.2973S, 178.3953W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hfru. Id of event: us2000hfru. Global time and date of event 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 09:32:41 / September 17, 2018 @ 9:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 577.66 km (359 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.3953 East, latitude -25.2973 South, depth = 577.66 km. 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 21:32:41 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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