A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:28:26 / 6:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -179.9762 West, latitude -24.3777 South, depth = 504.32 km. Global time and date of event 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 18:28:26 / December 18, 2020 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000cs87. Event ids that are associated: us7000cs87. The epicenter was at a depth of 504.32 km (313 miles).
Every 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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