A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:06:01 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 538.82 km (335 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us100048rb. Unique identifier: us100048rb. Exact location of event, longitude -179.8509 West, latitude -23.4841 South, depth = 538.82 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 07:06:01 / December 17, 2015 @ 7:06 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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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