A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Fiji region (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -177.9312° West, latitude -17.7945° South, depth = 529.92 km. Unique identifier: us10006f5a. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006f5a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 529.92 km (329 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:06:08 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/08/16 / 2016-08-16 14:06:08 / August 16, 2016 @ 2:06 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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