A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 83 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (52 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007hc7. Id of event: us60007hc7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 03:12:20 / January 14, 2020 @ 3:12 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:12:20 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9059 West, latitude -20.5814 South, depth = 508.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 508.95 km (316 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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