A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -177.3688° West, -25.4182° South, depth 211.83 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 21:03:27 / April 15, 2016 @ 9:03 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:03:27 / 9:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 211.83 km (132 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kzl. Id of event: us20005kzl.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: South of the Fiji Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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