Light earthquake 4.2 mag, south of the Fiji Islands


Earthquake location -25.0408S, 178.584WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 587.19 km (365 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c98b. Unique identifier: us6000c98b. Exact location of event, longitude 178.584 East, latitude -25.0408 South, depth = 587.19 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 17:18:53 / October 18, 2020 @ 5:18 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:18:53 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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