A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 272 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (169 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 599.69 km (373 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:54:20 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008vhw. Event ids that are associated: us10008vhw. Exact location of event, longitude -177.6554 West, latitude -18.397 South, depth = 599.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 15:54:20 / May 21, 2017 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 272 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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