A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 277 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (172 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 19:41:50 / February 20, 2019 @ 7:41 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 594.39 km (369 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -178.559 West, latitude -17.9584 South, depth = 594.39 km. Unique identifier: us1000j9ds. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000j9ds. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:41:50 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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