A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 149 km SW of Vailoatai, American Samoa (93 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 21:12:23 / August 21, 2017 @ 9:12 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aaei, pt17233050. Id of event: us2000aaei. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:12:23 / 10:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -171.5654° West, latitude -15.4752° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 149 km SW of Vailoatai, American Samoa.
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