A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 11:28:49 / February 6, 2016 @ 11:28 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:28:49 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.512 West, latitude -25.3635 South, depth = 186.43 km. Event id: us20004zat. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zat. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 186.43 km (116 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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