A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.6074 West, latitude -22.0985 South, depth = 579.74 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 579.74 km (360 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d3pq. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3pq. Global time and date of event 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 18:05:20 / January 18, 2021 @ 6:05 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:05:20 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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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