A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 504.28 km (313 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 08:00:45 / February 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008m21. Event ids that are associated: us20008m21. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:00:45 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 179.6445 East, latitude -24.8926 South, depth = 504.28 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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