A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 578.69 km (360 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.464 West, latitude -22.1431 South, depth = 578.69 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cpqh. Unique identifier: us7000cpqh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 11:41:21 / December 10, 2020 @ 11:41 am. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:41:21 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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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