A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 163 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (101 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.3573 West, latitude -19.8973 South, depth = 401.19 km. Id of earthquake: us10004ba7. Event ids that are associated: us10004ba7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 401.19 km (249 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:18:04 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 21:18:04 / December 25, 2015 @ 9:18 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 163 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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