A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 179.7252° East, -24.9138° South, depth 512.29 km. Unique identifier: us20004us1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004us1. Global time and date of event 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 08:24:30 / January 21, 2016 @ 8:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 512.29 km (318 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:24:30 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter).
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 fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: South of the Fiji Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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