A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 10:09:02 / August 19, 2020 @ 10:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000bh1a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bh1a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 500.44 km (311 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.986 East, latitude -24.5626 South, depth = 500.44 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:09:02 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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