A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 285 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (177 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 635.56 km (395 miles). Exact location of event, depth 635.56 km, -178.3277° West, -18.0925° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 17:08:42 / April 18, 2017 @ 5:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:08:42 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008iqg. Unique identifier: us10008iqg.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one 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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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: 285 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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