A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 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: us70006zyu. Id of event: us70006zyu. The epicenter was at a depth of 511.47 km (318 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.9924° West, latitude -23.7178° South, depth = 511.47 km. Global time and date of event 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 00:14:19 / January 15, 2020 @ 12:14 am UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:14:19 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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