A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 38 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (24 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4561 West, latitude -20.912 South, depth = 555.25 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gbn. Id of event: us10004gbn. The temblor was detected at 00:48:38 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 555.25 km (345 miles). Global time and date of event 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 12:48:38 / January 17, 2016 @ 12:48 pm UTC/GMT.
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 eight and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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