A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 58 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (36 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 542.84 km (337 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:12:44 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.1427° West, latitude -20.5702° South, depth = 542.84 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/16 / 2016-03-13 08:12:44 / March 13, 2016 @ 8:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005afd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005afd.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 58 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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