A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 242 km E of Levuka, Fiji (150 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 625.28 km (389 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 18:05:07 / October 8, 2020 @ 6:05 pm. The temblor was reported at 18:05:07 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6ui. Id of event: us6000c6ui. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.3922° West, -18.1448° South, depth 625.28 km.
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 two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 242 km E of Levuka, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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