A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 255 km SW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (158 miles) on Monday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:59:15 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dyb. Unique identifier: us20005dyb. Exact location of event, longitude 179.5372 East, latitude -22.2634 South, depth = 495.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/03/16 / 2016-03-28 00:59:15 / March 28, 2016 @ 12:59 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 495.34 km (308 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 one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 255 km SW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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