A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:54:48 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 542.7 km (337 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bik8. Unique identifier: us6000bik8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 17:54:48 / August 21, 2020 @ 5:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 179.8539° East, -24.1955° South, depth 542.7 km.
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: south of the Fiji Islands.
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