A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 519.89 km (323 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d729. Id of event: us6000d729. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 16:15:41 / January 9, 2021 @ 4:15 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:15:41 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.6652 West, latitude -24.7816 South, depth = 519.89 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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