A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:38:56 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 522.54 km, -179.6427° West, -23.7207° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 522.54 km (325 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bjnx. Id of event: us7000bjnx. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 21:38:56 / September 2, 2020 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-nine 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. 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. 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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