A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 42 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5009 West, latitude -20.3202 South, depth = 597.74 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 597.74 km (371 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 08:48:13 / February 2, 2016 @ 8:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004y3m. Unique identifier: us20004y3m. The temblor was reported at 20:48:13 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-nine 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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