Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Levuka in Fiji


Earthquake location -17.9445S, -178.377WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 244 km E of Levuka, Fiji (152 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.377 West, latitude -17.9445 South, depth = 626.37 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bgfb. Event ids that are associated: us7000bgfb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:28:52 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 626.37 km (389 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 03:28:52 / August 27, 2020 @ 3:28 am.

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 six, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 244 km E of Levuka, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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