A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 27 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (17 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008wvl. Unique identifier: us70008wvl. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 12:59:36 / April 8, 2020 @ 12:59 pm. Exact location, longitude -178.5479° West, latitude -20.8529° South, depth = 581.75 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 581.75 km (361 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:59:36 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter).
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 ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 27 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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