A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 179.6834 East, latitude -23.2908 South, depth = 529.41 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:35:02 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 19:35:02 / March 9, 2020 @ 7:35 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 529.41 km (329 miles). Id of earthquake: us60008f51. Event ids that are associated: us60008f51.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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