A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:56:40 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008trf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008trf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 444.2 km (276 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 18:56:40 / March 14, 2017 @ 6:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 444.2 km, -179.8517° West, -24.4435° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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