A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:14:25 / 12:14 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/03/21 / 2021-03-15 00:14:25 / March 15, 2021 @ 12:14 am. Exact location of earthquake, -179.7632° West, -23.5587° South, depth 544.91 km. Id of earthquake: us7000djdi. Event ids that are associated: us7000djdi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 544.91 km (339 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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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