A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported Fiji region (0 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 06/05/17 / 2017-05-06 22:29:11 / May 6, 2017 @ 10:29 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008rtj. Id of event: us10008rtj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 610.55 km (379 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:29:11 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -177.4173 West, latitude -18.8469 South, depth = 610.55 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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