A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Id of earthquake: us7000bhs9. Event ids that are associated: us7000bhs9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 510.2 km (317 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/20 / 2020-08-31 19:20:58 / August 31, 2020 @ 7:20 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:20:58 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 179.7525 East, latitude -25.2541 South, depth = 510.2 km.
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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