A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 38 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (24 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/16 / 2016-10-29 09:57:19 / October 29, 2016 @ 9:57 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 585.04 km (364 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:57:19 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100073s5. Event ids that are associated: us100073s5. Exact location, longitude -178.8753° West, latitude -20.9533° South, depth = 585.04 km. 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 quakes 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 four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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