A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 188 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (117 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 499.37 km (310 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 18:48:44 / February 27, 2020 @ 6:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 499.37 km, -176.9111° West, -20.4244° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089kb. Id of event: us600089kb. The temblor was picked up at 06:48:44 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 188 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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