6.8 Magnitude Jolts Fiji- Rumbling Continues

Earthquake location -18.272S, -177.993W

A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 273 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (170 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:52:21 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 10:52:21 / September 30, 2018 @ 10:52 am. Unique identifier: pt18273000. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18273000. Exact location of event, depth 590.7 km, -177.993° West, -18.272° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ndoi Island in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 590.7 km (367 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/30/strong-earthquake-6-8-mag-has-occurred-near-ndoi-island-in-fiji-2/

 

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