A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 08:38:20 / December 16, 2020 @ 8:38 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 68.83 km (43 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:38:20 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cs7f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs7f. Exact location of earthquake, -177.9884° West, -23.0057° South, depth 68.83 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: south of the Fiji Islands.
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