A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008udw. Id of event: us10008udw. Exact location, longitude -179.9223° West, latitude -24.4126° South, depth = 534.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 20:49:01 / May 16, 2017 @ 8:49 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 534.3 km (332 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:49:01 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter).
Every 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 three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: South of the Fiji Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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