A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 290 km E of Levuka, Fiji (180 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d49y. Id of event: us6000d49y. Global time and date of event 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 06:18:09 / December 30, 2020 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:18:09 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.9374 West, latitude -18.0592 South, depth = 634.28 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 634.28 km (394 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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