A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 194 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (121 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.5831 West, latitude -22.2015 South, depth = 595.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:58:58 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008dzx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dzx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 595.5 km (370 miles). Global time and date of event 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 23:58:58 / April 2, 2017 @ 11:58 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 194 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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