A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.9461 East, latitude -25.2125 South, depth = 485.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:57:24 / 2:57 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 14:57:24 / December 24, 2020 @ 2:57 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 485.44 km (302 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000d2kr. Event ids that are associated: us6000d2kr.
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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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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