A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 207 km E of Levuka, Fiji (129 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 544.43 km (338 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000cagr. Event ids that are associated: us6000cagr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 02:15:53 / October 21, 2020 @ 2:15 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:15:53 / 2:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.7504° West, latitude -17.7712° South, depth = 544.43 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 207 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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