A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 143 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (89 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 598.49 km (372 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -179.3762° West, -21.7837° South, depth 598.49 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:22:10 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/17 / 2017-05-02 18:22:10 / May 2, 2017 @ 6:22 pm. Id of earthquake: us10008qri. Event ids that are associated: us10008qri.
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 four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 143 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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