A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:05:04 / 3:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6q8. Id of event: us6000d6q8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 549.5 km (341 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 179.6993 East, latitude -24.9562 South, depth = 549.5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 15:05:04 / December 29, 2020 @ 3:05 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: south of the Fiji Islands.
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