A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.9446° West, latitude -24.3753° South, depth = 538.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:24:06 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wgn. Id of event: us10008wgn. The epicenter was at a depth of 538.11 km (334 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 07:24:06 / May 14, 2017 @ 7:24 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days ninety-four 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. 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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