A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 290 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (180 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 03:44:20 / February 9, 2020 @ 3:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:44:20 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 585.5 km (364 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4318 West, latitude -17.9927 South, depth = 585.5 km. Unique identifier: us70007q7e. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007q7e.
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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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