A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 82 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 526.23 km (327 miles). Exact location of event, depth 526.23 km, -177.9261° West, -20.4796° South. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:53:54 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 03:53:54 / March 18, 2020 @ 3:53 am. Id of earthquake: us60008hlt. Event ids that are associated: us60008hlt.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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