A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 433.78 km (270 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:58:14 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 03:58:14 / December 30, 2020 @ 3:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.7337 East, latitude -23.3515 South, depth = 433.78 km. Id of earthquake: us6000d6rp. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6rp.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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