A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:53:04 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 179.3152° East, latitude -22.9568° South, depth = 566.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/19 / 2019-10-14 19:53:04 / October 14, 2019 @ 7:53 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005x6r. Unique identifier: us70005x6r. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 566.1 km (352 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South of the Fiji Islands.
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