A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 131 km SE of Levuka, Fiji (81 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 18:18:01 / 6:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 18:18:01 / May 20, 2020 @ 6:18 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 593.57 km (369 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000a0zg. Event ids that are associated: us6000a0zg. Exact location of event, longitude -179.6909 West, latitude -18.783 South, depth = 593.57 km.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 131 km SE of Levuka, Fiji.
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