A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:27:54 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -176.3839 West, latitude -26.874 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 07:27:54 / January 12, 2019 @ 7:27 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j39y. Id of event: us2000j39y.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: South of the Fiji Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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