A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 136 km SSW of Gataivai, Samoa (85 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19295000. Id of event: pt19295000. The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:18:41 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -172.781° West, -14.945° South, depth 89.1 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 04:18:41 / October 22, 2019 @ 4:18 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.1 km (55 miles).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 136 km SSW of Gataivai, Samoa.
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