A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 491.31 km (305 miles). Event id: us100086zt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086zt. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 17:36:38 / March 4, 2017 @ 5:36 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.6797 East, latitude -24.9688 South, depth = 491.31 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:36:38 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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