A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/08/20 / 2020-08-22 13:03:28 / August 22, 2020 @ 1:03 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000bj15. Event ids that are associated: us6000bj15. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 522.18 km (324 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:03:28 / 1:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.7889 West, latitude -24.4843 South, depth = 522.18 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: south of the Fiji Islands.
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