A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 31 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (19 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -178.8486° West, latitude -20.8969° South, depth = 586.26 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 08:34:54 / January 14, 2016 @ 8:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 586.26 km (364 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:34:54 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004fn8. Event ids that are associated: us10004fn8.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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