A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 233 km SSE of Suva, Fiji (145 miles). Unique identifier: us600085a0. Ids that are associated to the event: us600085a0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.0469 East, latitude -20.1664 South, depth = 535.8 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 03:57:20 / February 22, 2020 @ 3:57 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 535.8 km (333 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:57:20 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 233 km SSE of Suva, Fiji.
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