A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 273 km E of Levuka, Fiji (170 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 559.4 km (348 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:34:59 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c895. Unique identifier: us6000c895. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.1012 West, latitude -18.1092 South, depth = 559.4 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 02:34:59 / October 9, 2020 @ 2:34 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 273 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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