A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 145 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (90 miles). Unique identifier: us20008sgb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008sgb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 01:59:54 / March 8, 2017 @ 1:59 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 455.26 km (283 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.7526° West, latitude -19.6855° South, depth = 455.26 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:59:54 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter).
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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 145 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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