A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqbh. Id of event: us7000cqbh. The temblor was detected at 23:27:51 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 23:27:51 / December 8, 2020 @ 11:27 pm. 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 145.03 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.436 West, latitude -26.2486 South, depth = 145.03 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: south of the Fiji Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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