A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.65° West, latitude -23.7562° South, depth = 544.22 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 17:12:27 / March 20, 2017 @ 5:12 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008vab. Event ids that are associated: us20008vab. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 544.22 km (338 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:12:27 / 5:12 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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