A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 24 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (15 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:47:39 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 572.49 km (356 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.5272° West, -20.7953° South, depth 572.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 09:47:39 / February 22, 2017 @ 9:47 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ldu. Id of event: us20008ldu.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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