A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 296 km E of Levuka, Fiji (184 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 14:16:59 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.8826 West, latitude -18.08 South, depth = 591.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 14:16:59 / July 16, 2020 @ 2:16 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000b2qd. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b2qd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 591.85 km (368 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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