A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -179.6897 West, latitude -23.3997 South, depth = 540.72 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 15:40:06 / March 30, 2017 @ 3:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:40:06 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008dbm. Unique identifier: us10008dbm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 540.72 km (336 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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