A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 122 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (76 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:50:51 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/01/17 / 2017-01-13 23:50:51 / January 13, 2017 @ 11:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.5482 West, latitude -20.4262 South, depth = 503.42 km. Unique identifier: us10007vtb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vtb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 503.42 km (313 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 122 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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