A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -179.2001° West, latitude -25.0141° South, depth = 475.06 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:12:30 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 475.06 km (295 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 15:12:30 / January 9, 2021 @ 3:12 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d71x. Unique identifier: us6000d71x.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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