A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 498.4 km (310 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.9063 West, latitude -24.1158 South, depth = 498.4 km. Unique identifier: us60009apc. Ids that are associated to the event: us60009apc. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:10:28 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 16:10:28 / April 16, 2020 @ 4:10 pm UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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