A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 281 km W of Bandon, Oregon (175 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 21:15:54 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 21:15:54 / February 20, 2021 @ 9:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Bandon in Oregon (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000djrl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qouj2b, us6000djrl. Exact location, longitude -127.8147° West, latitude 43.6272° North, depth = 10 km.
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 281 km W of Bandon, Oregon.
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