A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 75 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (47 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 589.52 km (366 miles). Exact location of event, depth 589.52 km, -178.1169° West, -20.2462° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:21:31 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 10:21:31 / April 2, 2017 @ 10:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fhq. Id of event: us10008fhq.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 75 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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