A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Suva in Fiji. The temblor was picked up at 08:31:56 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 20:31:56 / October 19, 2019 @ 8:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 178.0841° East, latitude -18.881° South, depth = 37.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70005w2i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005w2i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.35 km (23 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Suva. Country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Suva (c. 77 400 pop).
Each 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 90 km SSW of Suva, Fiji.
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