A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Fiji region (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs6b. Id of event: us7000cs6b. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 15:47:19 / December 15, 2020 @ 3:47 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:47:19 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). 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 404.87 km (252 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.2 West, latitude -17.4052 South, depth = 404.87 km.
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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