A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 66 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (41 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 574.25 km (357 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 17:57:08 / May 18, 2016 @ 5:57 pm. Exact location, longitude -178.7756° West, latitude -21.2493° South, depth = 574.25 km. Event id: us10005ia9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005ia9. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:57:08 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 66 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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