A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 140 km NNE of Lautoka, Fiji (87 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:36:17 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60003rlu. Event ids that are associated: us60003rlu. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/19 / 2019-05-24 09:36:17 / May 24, 2019 @ 9:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 178.0273 East, latitude -16.4691 South, depth = 10 km.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 140 km NNE of Lautoka, Fiji.
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