A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes Fiji region (0 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 460.47 km (286 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:45:32 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008n5v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n5v. Exact location of event, longitude -178.1755 West, latitude -18.0108 South, depth = 460.47 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 17:45:32 / April 21, 2017 @ 5:45 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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