A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.54 km (77 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:01:22 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 18:01:22 / January 16, 2020 @ 6:01 pm. Exact location, longitude -177.3504° West, latitude -24.511° South, depth = 123.54 km. Event id: us60007j7b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007j7b.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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