A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 249 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (155 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 515.34 km (320 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -179.5494° West, -22.7577° South, depth 515.34 km. Id of earthquake: us20004z27. Event ids that are associated: us20004z27. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 19:53:23 / February 5, 2016 @ 7:53 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:53:23 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 249 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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