A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -176.7484 West, latitude -25.6498 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh53. Id of event: us7000bh53. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 04:17:38 / August 30, 2020 @ 4:17 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:17:38 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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