A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 297 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (185 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.7205 West, latitude -18.1253 South, depth = 580.43 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:38:17 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 00:38:17 / August 19, 2018 @ 12:38 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 580.43 km (361 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gila. Unique identifier: us1000gila. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 hundred and fifty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 297 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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