A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -179.8817° West, -23.4922° South, depth 531.53 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 531.53 km (330 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/05/17 / 2017-05-06 00:08:17 / May 6, 2017 @ 12:08 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008rsi. Id of event: us10008rsi. The temblor was picked up at 00:08:17 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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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