A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 354.7 km (220 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 354.7 km, -178.7355° West, -25.8601° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000bfh6. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bfh6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/20 / 2020-08-31 21:42:57 / August 31, 2020 @ 9:42 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:42:57 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: south of the Fiji Islands.
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