A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 201 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (125 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -177.6642 West, latitude -19.1156 South, depth = 555.98 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/08/16 / 2016-08-06 14:43:33 / August 6, 2016 @ 2:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 555.98 km (345 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:43:33 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006cc5. Event ids that are associated: us10006cc5.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 201 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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