A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 512.35 km (318 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 05:13:28 / September 3, 2016 @ 5:13 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.8031 East, latitude -24.9898 South, depth = 512.35 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:13:28 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006mez. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mez.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South of the Fiji Islands.
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