A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 207 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (129 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 02:21:01 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 14:21:01 / March 8, 2017 @ 2:21 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.0083 West, latitude -17.468 South, depth = 564.68 km. Event id: us20008sgi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sgi. The epicenter was at a depth of 564.68 km (351 miles).
Every 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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