A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 253 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (157 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 600 km (373 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.2769 West, latitude -18.3968 South, depth = 600 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/16 / 2016-03-08 15:18:06 / March 8, 2016 @ 3:18 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ws4. Id of event: us10004ws4. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:18:06 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 253 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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