A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.4613 West, latitude -24.3274 South, depth = 463.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 463.22 km (288 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cswt. Unique identifier: us7000cswt. The temblor was reported at 10:32:45 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). 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: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 10:32:45 / December 21, 2020 @ 10:32 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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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