A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 10:24:36 / February 3, 2016 @ 10:24 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004y56. Unique identifier: us20004y56. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:24:36 / 10:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 493.03 km (306 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -179.9317° West, -25.7132° South, depth 493.03 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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