A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 289 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (180 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.9417° West, -23.2573° South, depth 594.54 km. Event id: us10006edp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006edp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/16 / 2016-08-12 17:20:00 / August 12, 2016 @ 5:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:20:00 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 594.54 km (369 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 289 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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