A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 292 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (181 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:34:47 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 604.72 km (376 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.0059° West, latitude -18.0902° South, depth = 604.72 km. Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 03:34:47 / March 20, 2017 @ 3:34 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008t8k. Id of event: us20008t8k.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 292 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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