A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 136 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (85 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -179.3002° West, -21.7483° South, depth 603.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 603.87 km (375 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:40:05 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 21:40:05 / September 12, 2016 @ 9:40 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qvq. Id of event: us10006qvq.
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 136 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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