A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.7169 West, latitude -24.2252 South, depth = 480.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000asbp. Event ids that are associated: us7000asbp. The temblor was picked up at 14:36:05 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 480.72 km (299 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 14:36:05 / July 21, 2020 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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