A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 238 km E of Levuka, Fiji (148 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 592.68 km (368 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:52:12 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.4276° West, latitude -18.0716° South, depth = 592.68 km. 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: us6000bfwe. Id of event: us6000bfwe. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 09:52:12 / August 17, 2020 @ 9:52 am.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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