A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 559.13 km (347 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:05:00 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 179.1753° East, latitude -23.3246° South, depth = 559.13 km. Id of earthquake: us6000c8uv. Event ids that are associated: us6000c8uv. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 19:05:00 / October 16, 2020 @ 7:05 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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