Following the quake, tsunami warnings were issued but these were subsequently retracted.
ATLAS is becoming brighter as it approaches the sun because it is being blasted with increasing amounts of radiation from the sun.
"Finding these 'lost' pieces is like finding a missing piece of a puzzle. The scientific puzzle of the ancient Earth can't be complete without all of the pieces," said researcher Maya Kopylova.
Data indicates that the object could measure anywhere between 1.1 and just over 2.6 miles in diameter, based on its observed magnitude.
The March full moon was the second of four consecutive supermoons this year.
This full moon is the second of four consecutive supermoons in 2020.
However, researchers say they need more data to confirm whether the object is natural or man-made in origin.
"It's like a preemptive strike, with less mess," study author Sung Wook Paek said.
The tropical year—or the length of time it takes for the Earth to go from one equinox to the next—is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds long.
The object "very likely" disintegrated before touching the ground, Mexican authorities said.
The space rock will fly past our planet at a distance of around 3.6 million miles.
"Supermoon" is a popular term for a full moon occurring when our natural satellite is close to its perigee, or its minimum distance from the Earth.
During the mission, Koch took part in what was the first all-female spacewalk alongside NASA astronaut Jessica Meir.
"The ocean floor is just as variable and interesting in its geology as the continents," planetary scientist James O'Donoghue said.
Space weather is driven by activity from the sun.
If the two objects did collide, "there would be thousands of pieces of new debris that would stay in orbit for decades," said Dan Ceperley from LeoLabs.
Findings come over 30 years after the Montreal Protocol was introduced.
Trailer for David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet shows veteran broadcatser telling viewers how we can save the planet.
Since September last year, hundreds of fires have burned millions of hectares in Australia, leaving at least 28 people dead.
Prince William has launched the Earthshot Prize in a bid to find at least 50 solutions to the world's greatest problems by 2030.
Based on its brightness, the asteroid is estimated to measure between 919 and 2,034 feet in diameter.
U.K. Astronomer Royal Martin Rees proposes that "post-humans" could one day transition into becoming "fully inorganic intelligences"
The scientists say the latest findings could have implications for our understanding of several geological processes .
Significant fire outbreaks in the Amazon, Australia and the Arctic Circle—among others—made headlines around the world this year.
The space rock will sail safely past the Earth at around 26,000 miles per hour—roughly 30 times faster than the speed of sound.
The asteroid will travel past our planet at a staggering velocity of around 27,500 miles per hour.
Meteor showers are celestial events during which numerous meteors appear in the night sky, originating from what seems like a single location.
The full moon in December has traditionally been referred to as the "Full Cold Moon" or the "Long Nights Moon."
The dummies are fitted with more than 5,600 sensors each, which will measure exposure to space radiation.