A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:23:14 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000495e. Event ids that are associated: us1000495e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 21:23:14 / December 23, 2015 @ 9:23 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -179.878 West, latitude -23.9091 South, depth = 514.22 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 514.22 km (320 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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