A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 525.25 km (326 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:22:14 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/20 / 2020-08-31 00:22:14 / August 31, 2020 @ 12:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.8325 East, latitude -23.9681 South, depth = 525.25 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bhrp. Unique identifier: us7000bhrp.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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