A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Global time and date of event 07/05/16 / 2016-05-07 20:08:19 / May 7, 2016 @ 8:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 179.7358 East, latitude -25.518 South, depth = 505.69 km. The temblor was reported at 08:08:19 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005h75. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005h75. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 505.69 km (314 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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.
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