A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 539.95 km (336 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 539.95 km, -179.9526° West, -23.5793° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 00:32:16 / December 18, 2019 @ 12:32 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006sy5. Unique identifier: us60006sy5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:32:16 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty 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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