A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/19 / 2019-08-05 15:16:28 / August 5, 2019 @ 3:16 pm. Event id: us600054m6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600054m6. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:16:28 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.9212 East, latitude -24.9429 South, depth = 506.75 km. 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 506.75 km (315 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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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