A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 45 km SW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (28 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 18:39:12 / April 30, 2020 @ 6:39 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -179.0063° West, -20.9469° South, depth 625.93 km. Id of earthquake: us70009ajl. Event ids that are associated: us70009ajl. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:39:12 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 625.93 km (389 miles).
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-five 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: 45 km SW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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