A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 116 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (72 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005if9. Id of event: us20005if9. The epicenter was at a depth of 466.8 km (290 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -177.5811° West, -20.6112° South, depth 466.8 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: 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 22:45:54 / April 8, 2016 @ 10:45 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:45:54 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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