A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:16:28 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 396.91 km (247 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.7578° West, latitude -26.0982° South, depth = 396.91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008had. Id of event: us10008had. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 09:16:28 / April 9, 2017 @ 9:16 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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