A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 191 km WSW of Rotuma Island, Fiji (119 miles). Global time and date of event 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 18:29:37 / March 21, 2020 @ 6:29 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:29:37 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008dni. Event ids that are associated: us70008dni. Exact location of event, longitude 175.5023 East, latitude -13.2624 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 191 km WSW of Rotuma Island, Fiji.
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