5.4 Strikes Fiji Islands

Earthquake location -24.7549S, -179.8678W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:20:27 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000hehh. Event ids that are associated: us1000hehh. Exact location of event, longitude -179.8678 West, latitude -24.7549 South, depth = 496.67 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 496.67 km (309 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/18 / 2018-10-19 15:20:27 / October 19, 2018 @ 3:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/10/19/moderate-earthquake-m5-4-quake-has-struck-near-the-fiji-islands-2/

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