A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 12 km WNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (7 miles) on Saturday. 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: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 07:27:31 / April 24, 2016 @ 7:27 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ld5. Unique identifier: us20005ld5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 601.65 km (374 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:27:31 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.8032° West, latitude -20.5873° South, depth = 601.65 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 12 km WNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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