A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 135 km SSW of Gataivai, Samoa (84 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:01:44 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.0729 West, latitude -14.8042 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 06:01:44 / August 15, 2017 @ 6:01 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000a8bb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17227000, us2000a8bb.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 135 km SSW of Gataivai, Samoa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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