A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 540.53 km (336 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 179.2626° East, -23.5561° South, depth 540.53 km. The temblor was reported at 00:02:01 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008va7. Event ids that are associated: us20008va7. Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 12:02:01 / March 20, 2017 @ 12:02 pm UTC/GMT.
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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