A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 140 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (87 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.3907° West, latitude -21.7411° South, depth = 590.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 14:49:04 / April 5, 2017 @ 2:49 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008em6. Id of event: us10008em6. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:49:04 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 590.91 km (367 miles).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 140 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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