A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 246 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (153 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 525.52 km (327 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 19:24:52 / April 19, 2017 @ 7:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -177.8109° West, -18.5908° South, depth 525.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008j36. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008j36. The temblor was reported at 07:24:52 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter).
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 nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 246 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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