A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -176.8076° West, latitude -23.9393° South, depth = 99.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.9 km (62 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:11:23 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dza. Id of event: us10004dza. Global time and date of event 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 17:11:23 / January 3, 2016 @ 5:11 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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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