A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us10005gt7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gt7. The temblor was detected at 11:22:22 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 23:22:22 / May 4, 2016 @ 11:22 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 579.79 km (360 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -179.6929° West, -23.2135° South, depth 579.79 km. 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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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