A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Levuka in Fiji. The temblor was detected at 14:58:43 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 554.99 km (345 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000den9. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000den9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 14:58:43 / January 28, 2021 @ 2:58 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.0848 East, latitude -18.0423 South, depth = 554.99 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Suva (c. 77 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Suva, Levuka (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km W of Levuka, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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