A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 286 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (178 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 483.37 km (300 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 01:15:55 / May 16, 2016 @ 1:15 am. Unique identifier: us10005hmx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005hmx. Exact location of event, longitude -178.0927 West, latitude -18.1264 South, depth = 483.37 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:15:55 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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