A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 47 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.2417 West, latitude -20.6904 South, depth = 537.31 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 537.31 km (334 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us600087gk. Event ids that are associated: us600087gk. Global time and date of event 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 18:13:01 / March 1, 2020 @ 6:13 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:13:01 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 47 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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