A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 282 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (175 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:54:06 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005dn4. Id of event: us10005dn4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 579.26 km (360 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.6321° West, latitude -18.3046° South, depth = 579.26 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 00:54:06 / April 24, 2016 @ 12:54 am.
Every 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 seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 282 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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