A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 144 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (89 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.4806° West, latitude -20.0407° South, depth = 562.09 km. 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: 04/10/16 / 2016-10-04 22:18:22 / October 4, 2016 @ 10:18 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 562.09 km (349 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:18:22 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007dq4. Id of event: us20007dq4.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 144 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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