A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 503.05 km (313 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -179.7923° West, -24.4242° South, depth 503.05 km. Id of earthquake: us10008617. Event ids that are associated: us10008617. The temblor was picked up at 02:24:52 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 14:24:52 / February 21, 2017 @ 2:24 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 seven and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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