A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Fiji region (0 miles). Unique identifier: us7000be8v. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000be8v. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:21:44 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -179.0773° West, latitude -21.9005° South, depth = 565.48 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/20 / 2020-08-22 11:21:44 / August 22, 2020 @ 11:21 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 565.48 km (351 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: Fiji region.
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