A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 242.5 km (151 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -177.7311° West, latitude -23.7982° South, depth = 242.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:52:08 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 17:52:08 / February 1, 2016 @ 5:52 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004way. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004way.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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