A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 102 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (63 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008hev. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hev. The temblor was picked up at 08:02:32 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 20:02:32 / January 20, 2017 @ 8:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.717 West, latitude -20.6253 South, depth = 553.66 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 553.66 km (344 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 102 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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