A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004za4. Event ids that are associated: us20004za4. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:24:26 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -179.8735 West, latitude -24.3686 South, depth = 515.51 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 515.51 km (320 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 11:24:26 / February 6, 2016 @ 11:24 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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