A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.1908° West, latitude -24.6114° South, depth = 450.44 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 450.44 km (280 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007j8u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007j8u. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 15:02:45 / January 17, 2020 @ 3:02 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:02:45 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: South of the Fiji Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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