A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 104 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (65 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 19:49:12 / April 9, 2017 @ 7:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.7322 West, latitude -20.4211 South, depth = 391.25 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 391.25 km (243 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 07:49:12 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). 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: us10008ham. Id of event: us10008ham.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty 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 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: 104 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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