A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 528.97 km (329 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:47:27 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -179.5094° West, -23.797° South, depth 528.97 km. Id of earthquake: us6000biba. Event ids that are associated: us6000biba. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 16:47:27 / August 16, 2020 @ 4:47 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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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