A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:36:21 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 500.35 km (311 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 03:36:21 / December 26, 2020 @ 3:36 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.9626 West, latitude -23.7307 South, depth = 500.35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d64t. Id of event: us6000d64t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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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