A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 83 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (52 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 14:53:00 / May 23, 2017 @ 2:53 pm. Event id: us10008wjh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wjh. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:53:00 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). 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 476.99 km (296 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.0704 West, latitude -21.1143 South, depth = 476.99 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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