A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 297 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (185 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 07:37:17 / April 5, 2016 @ 7:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 497.12 km (309 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:37:17 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.0302 West, latitude -18.0423 South, depth = 497.12 km. Event id: us20005hg3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hg3.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 297 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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