A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 564.9 km (351 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000d4jc. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4jc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.1449 West, latitude -22.7531 South, depth = 564.9 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:52:07 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 11:52:07 / December 31, 2020 @ 11:52 am.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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