A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 555.71 km (345 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 21:56:14 / January 11, 2017 @ 9:56 pm. Exact location, longitude -179.7112° West, latitude -23.2519° South, depth = 555.71 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:56:14 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007vr4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vr4.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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