A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 498.27 km (310 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 02:03:38 / August 15, 2020 @ 2:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.5068 West, latitude -23.4653 South, depth = 498.27 km. The temblor was detected at 02:03:38 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000bhq9. Event ids that are associated: us6000bhq9.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: south of the Fiji Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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