A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 532.54 km (331 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i6r. Id of event: us20008i6r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 00:58:32 / January 23, 2017 @ 12:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 532.54 km, -179.8707° West, -24.2138° South. The temblor was detected at 12:58:32 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nine and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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