A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 198 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji (123 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0bb. Unique identifier: us7000d0bb. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 04:59:10 / January 6, 2021 @ 4:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 552.98 km (344 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:59:10 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.9956 West, latitude -17.2991 South, depth = 552.98 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 198 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji.
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