A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 217 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (135 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.3478° West, latitude -19.161° South, depth = 548.69 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 548.69 km (341 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rfl. Id of event: us10004rfl. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:34:03 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 21:34:03 / February 20, 2016 @ 9:34 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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