A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 47 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (29 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 23:00:59 / January 17, 2016 @ 11:00 pm. Id of earthquake: us10004gca. Event ids that are associated: us10004gca. The temblor was picked up at 11:00:59 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.3239 West, latitude -20.4129 South, depth = 512.28 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 512.28 km (318 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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