A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 544.06 km (338 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/10/16 / 2016-10-06 00:42:55 / October 6, 2016 @ 12:42 am. The temblor was reported at 12:42:55 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -179.6894° West, -23.5149° South, depth 544.06 km. Event id: us20007dtu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007dtu.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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