A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 276 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (171 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 577.58 km (359 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5581 West, latitude -18.402 South, depth = 577.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007vpm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vpm. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 00:26:42 / January 11, 2017 @ 12:26 am. The temblor was picked up at 12:26:42 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 276 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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