A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 506.43 km (315 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -179.8944 West, latitude -23.7437 South, depth = 506.43 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 11:15:57 / February 11, 2017 @ 11:15 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:15:57 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008j60. Id of event: us20008j60.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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