A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 03:01:11 / December 29, 2019 @ 3:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.2664 West, latitude -23.6089 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:01:11 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006zn2. Unique identifier: us70006zn2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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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