A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 238 km E of Levuka, Fiji (148 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 589.68 km (366 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 04:59:51 / October 24, 2020 @ 4:59 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:59:51 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.434 West, latitude -18.068 South, depth = 589.68 km. Unique identifier: us6000ccfj. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ccfj.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 238 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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