A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 126 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (78 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 601.71 km (374 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 10:50:44 / May 15, 2020 @ 10:50 am. The temblor was reported at 22:50:44 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009gii. Event ids that are associated: us70009gii. Exact location of event, depth 601.71 km, -179.333° West, -21.6255° South.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 126 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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