A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 294 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (183 miles). Exact location of event, depth 582.72 km, -178.0105° West, -18.0722° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 06:48:52 / January 12, 2019 @ 6:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 582.72 km (362 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:48:52 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000j39m. Event ids that are associated: us2000j39m.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 294 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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