A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 541.38 km (336 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 04:51:15 / August 3, 2020 @ 4:51 am. Exact location of event, longitude -179.5594 West, latitude -23.729 South, depth = 541.38 km. Event id: us6000bakw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bakw. The temblor was picked up at 04:51:15 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: south of the Fiji Islands.
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