Moderate 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Fiji

Earthquake location -17.8688S, -179.9447W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 173 km E of Suva, Fiji (107 miles). Global time and date of event 21/09/18 / 2018-09-21 03:41:41 / September 21, 2018 @ 3:41 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:41:41 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000hhzr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hhzr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.9447 West, latitude -17.8688 South, depth = 640.81 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 640.81 km (398 miles).

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 five and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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