A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/20 / 2020-07-15 03:51:40 / July 15, 2020 @ 3:51 am. Exact location, longitude 178.313° East, latitude -26.5878° South, depth = 600.18 km. The temblor was reported at 03:51:40 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000anrx. Unique identifier: us7000anrx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 600.18 km (373 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: south of the Fiji Islands.
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