A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 16 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (10 miles) on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003ldi. Unique identifier: us10003ldi. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 581.13 km (361 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -178.5428° West, latitude -20.664° South, depth = 581.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 00:14:06 / September 23, 2015 @ 12:14 am. The temblor was detected at 12:14:06 / 12:14 pm (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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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