A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 202 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji (126 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.8721° West, -17.5009° South, depth 533.21 km. Unique identifier: us6000benb. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000benb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:07:25 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 533.21 km (331 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 10:07:25 / August 9, 2020 @ 10:07 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 202 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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