A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 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 occurred at a depth of 545.21 km (339 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 16:23:46 / February 23, 2017 @ 4:23 pm. Event id: us100086r3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086r3. Exact location, longitude 179.335° East, latitude -24.0027° South, depth = 545.21 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:23:46 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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