A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 42 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (26 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.789 West, latitude -21.021 South, depth = 610.81 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 17:55:07 / March 6, 2017 @ 5:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 610.81 km (380 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100087c2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087c2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:55:07 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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