A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 216 km ESE of Labasa, Fiji (134 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 19:54:20 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 19:54:20 / December 26, 2020 @ 7:54 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 527.75 km (328 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.7537 West, latitude -17.1812 South, depth = 527.75 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d39c. Unique identifier: us6000d39c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 216 km ESE of Labasa, Fiji.
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