A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000den4. Id of event: us6000den4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.2988 West, latitude -23.6257 South, depth = 455.18 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 455.18 km (283 miles). Global time and date of event 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 09:05:23 / January 28, 2021 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:05:23 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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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