A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 161 km N of Ba, Fiji (100 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 21:13:25 / August 16, 2020 @ 9:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:13:25 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 177.8753° East, latitude -16.0888° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bfqs. Unique identifier: us6000bfqs.
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. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 161 km N of Ba, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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