A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.8438 West, latitude -23.9576 South, depth = 519.69 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 519.69 km (323 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iutm. Id of event: us2000iutm. The temblor was picked up at 00:41:05 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 12:41:05 / December 12, 2018 @ 12:41 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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