A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 16:20:48 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60007esa. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007esa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 515.31 km (320 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 515.31 km, -179.5462° West, -24.0781° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 04:20:48 / January 12, 2020 @ 4:20 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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