A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 288 km E of Levuka, Fiji (179 miles) on Thursday. Global time and date of event 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 21:50:42 / December 24, 2020 @ 9:50 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 637.55 km (396 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9612 West, latitude -18.225 South, depth = 637.55 km. Unique identifier: us6000d2qc. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2qc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:50:42 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 288 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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