A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 279 km E of Levuka, Fiji (173 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 556.57 km (346 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 556.57 km, -178.0547° West, -17.8809° South. Event id: us7000bm9g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bm9g. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:37:29 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 02:37:29 / September 12, 2020 @ 2:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 279 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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