A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:31:32 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 514.81 km (320 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -179.1889° West, latitude -24.1934° South, depth = 514.81 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3pv. Id of event: us7000d3pv. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 23:31:32 / January 18, 2021 @ 11:31 pm UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: south of the Fiji Islands.
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