A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 156 km SW of Nadi, Fiji (97 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007w79. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w79. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 06:34:38 / January 14, 2017 @ 6:34 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.3317 East, latitude -18.7643 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:34:38 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 156 km SW of Nadi, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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