A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 194 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (121 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 04:32:02 / April 17, 2017 @ 4:32 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jkz. Id of event: us10008jkz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.4922° West, latitude -19.313° South, depth = 574.18 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 574.18 km (357 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:32:02 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 194 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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