A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Event id: us20005gju. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gju. Exact location of earthquake, -176.4629° West, -26.866° South, depth 47.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 10:03:19 / April 9, 2016 @ 10:03 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:03:19 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.27 km (29 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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