A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008fvn. Event ids that are associated: us20008fvn. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 537.49 km (334 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/01/17 / 2017-01-17 16:31:27 / January 17, 2017 @ 4:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -179.4494 West, latitude -23.3628 South, depth = 537.49 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:31:27 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter).
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 six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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