A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:57:10 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 179.8698° East, -23.9174° South, depth 529.88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 529.88 km (329 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 01:57:10 / December 14, 2020 @ 1:57 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000cqvm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqvm.
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. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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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