A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, Fiji region (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 19:50:25 / December 16, 2020 @ 7:50 pm. Unique identifier: us7000crnm. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crnm. Exact location of event, depth 575.96 km, -179.2644° West, -21.9154° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 575.96 km (358 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:50:25 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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