A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 116.89 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 15:50:07 / September 16, 2016 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -176.9783 West, latitude -24.8732 South, depth = 116.89 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006q5m. Unique identifier: us10006q5m. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:50:07 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: South of the Fiji Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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