A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 482.58 km (300 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 19:55:03 / January 4, 2017 @ 7:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 179.8527° East, latitude -25.6877° South, depth = 482.58 km. Unique identifier: us10007ugu. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007ugu. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:55:03 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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