A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 138 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (86 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:50:37 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -179.3867 West, latitude -21.72 South, depth = 574.23 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dc0. Unique identifier: us20005dc0. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/16 / 2016-03-23 11:50:37 / March 23, 2016 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 574.23 km (357 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 138 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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