A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 20:18:20 / December 4, 2020 @ 8:18 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 582.24 km (362 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000cp7u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cp7u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.5073 West, latitude -22.2102 South, depth = 582.24 km. The temblor was reported at 20:18:20 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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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