A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 139 km WSW of Nadi, Fiji (86 miles) on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007w7t. Unique identifier: us10007w7t. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 20:35:04 / January 14, 2017 @ 8:35 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.68 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 176.2829 East, latitude -18.4381 South, depth = 16.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:35:04 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 139 km WSW of Nadi, Fiji.
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