A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 273 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (170 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 551.15 km (342 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004e0b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e0b. Exact location, longitude -178.4738° West, latitude -18.1897° South, depth = 551.15 km. Global time and date of event 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 15:33:16 / January 4, 2016 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:33:16 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 273 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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