A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/20 / 2020-08-14 20:48:27 / August 14, 2020 @ 8:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bhnj. Unique identifier: us6000bhnj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.7689 West, latitude -23.5186 South, depth = 541.6 km. The temblor was reported at 20:48:27 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 541.6 km (337 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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