A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 216 km E of Levuka, Fiji (134 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 547.21 km (340 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 21:47:46 / January 6, 2021 @ 9:47 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6662 West, latitude -17.7825 South, depth = 547.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000d6ah. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6ah. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:47:46 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 216 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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