A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.9169° West, latitude -24.0256° South, depth = 521.43 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 22:39:37 / March 15, 2017 @ 10:39 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 521.43 km (324 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ttl. Id of event: us20008ttl. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:39:37 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-nine 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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