A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 73 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (45 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 531.91 km (331 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 04:43:26 / March 1, 2017 @ 4:43 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us100085wa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085wa. The temblor was picked up at 16:43:26 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 531.91 km, -178.6591° West, -21.3092° South.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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