Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Fiji region


Earthquake location -18.6303S, -177.6201WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Fiji region (0 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:49:39 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/07/20 / 2020-07-23 20:49:39 / July 23, 2020 @ 8:49 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000b65q. Event ids that are associated: us6000b65q. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 627.79 km (390 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -177.6201° West, -18.6303° South, depth 627.79 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: Fiji region.

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