A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 38 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (24 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 02:26:54 / February 21, 2017 @ 2:26 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008l1d. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008l1d. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3389 West, latitude -20.5967 South, depth = 550.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 550.37 km (342 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:26:54 / 2:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 38 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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