A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 288 km E of Levuka, Fiji (179 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:59:09 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 643.8 km (400 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9597 West, latitude -18.0315 South, depth = 643.8 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bgfk. Unique identifier: us7000bgfk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 01:59:09 / August 27, 2020 @ 1:59 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 288 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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