A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 246 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (153 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qea. Id of event: us10006qea. Exact location of event, depth 630.5 km, -177.6522° West, -18.6579° South. Global time and date of event 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 11:02:47 / September 17, 2016 @ 11:02 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 630.5 km (392 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:02:47 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 246 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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