A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Unique identifier: us20008kik. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008kik. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 17:33:44 / February 6, 2017 @ 5:33 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 537.96 km (334 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -179.5724° West, latitude -23.3553° South, depth = 537.96 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:33:44 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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