A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 179.8409 East, latitude -25.0275 South, depth = 505.49 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 505.49 km (314 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100085q5. Event ids that are associated: us100085q5. The temblor was picked up at 21:37:38 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 09:37:38 / February 18, 2017 @ 9:37 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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