A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 142 km W of Labasa, Fiji (88 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 178.0484° East, -16.241° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009kv9. Id of event: us70009kv9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 12:13:08 / May 12, 2020 @ 12:13 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:13:08 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 142 km W of Labasa, Fiji.
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