A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 73 km ESE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (45 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 19:28:39 / March 8, 2017 @ 7:28 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:28:39 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 500.4 km (311 miles). Exact location of event, depth 500.4 km, -178.1024° West, -21.0099° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008sgs. Unique identifier: us20008sgs.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four 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.
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