A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:20:22 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008udq. Id of event: us10008udq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 16:20:22 / May 16, 2017 @ 4:20 pm. Exact location, longitude 179.5622° East, latitude -25.1374° South, depth = 549.16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 549.16 km (341 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: south of the Fiji Islands.
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