A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 33 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008hpe. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hpe. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 581.6 km (361 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 07:17:08 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 19:17:08 / February 4, 2017 @ 7:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4317 West, latitude -20.4766 South, depth = 581.6 km.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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