A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 212 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji (132 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:01:39 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.7253 West, latitude -17.6715 South, depth = 533.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 05:01:39 / January 20, 2021 @ 5:01 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 533.87 km (332 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1jl. Id of event: us7000d1jl.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 212 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji.
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