A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -177.5124° West, -26.084° South, depth 161.61 km. 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: 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 14:49:49 / July 21, 2020 @ 2:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 161.61 km (100 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:49:49 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000asbx. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000asbx.
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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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