A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us2000h9w9. Event ids that are associated: us2000h9w9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.8902 West, latitude -23.4594 South, depth = 541.53 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 541.53 km (336 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 22:38:03 / September 6, 2018 @ 10:38 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:38:03 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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