A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 213 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (132 miles) on Thursday. 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 585.9 km (364 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:48:12 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vav. Unique identifier: us10008vav. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 23:48:12 / May 18, 2017 @ 11:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -177.7621 West, latitude -18.9403 South, depth = 585.9 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 213 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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