Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Levuka in Fiji


Earthquake location -17.5547S, -178.608WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 227 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji (141 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:56:33 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 03:56:33 / July 7, 2020 @ 3:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.608 West, latitude -17.5547 South, depth = 587.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 587.7 km (365 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aj9l. Id of event: us7000aj9l.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 227 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji.

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