A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 287 km E of Levuka, Fiji (178 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 601.5 km (374 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.9631 West, latitude -18.0916 South, depth = 601.5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8s8. Id of event: us6000c8s8. Global time and date of event 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 02:26:39 / October 12, 2020 @ 2:26 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:26:39 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 287 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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