A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Fiji region (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 544.93 km (339 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -179.064° West, latitude -21.8707° South, depth = 544.93 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:28:59 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 17:28:59 / January 2, 2021 @ 5:28 pm. Event id: us6000d7sm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d7sm.
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 ten, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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