A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 130 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (81 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -177.6686° West, -19.9912° South, depth 414.78 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:27:25 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 414.78 km (258 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 00:27:25 / June 3, 2017 @ 12:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009lgy. Event ids that are associated: us20009lgy.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 130 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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