A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Fiji region (0 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 04:38:56 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 04:38:56 / August 16, 2020 @ 4:38 am. Exact location, longitude -178.5206° West, latitude -20.6681° South, depth = 584.53 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 584.53 km (363 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000biar. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000biar. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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