A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 242 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (150 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 14:31:08 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 02:31:08 / April 18, 2017 @ 2:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.2803 West, latitude -18.9224 South, depth = 375.14 km. Event id: us10008n2u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n2u. The epicenter was at a depth of 375.14 km (233 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 242 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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