A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:07:32 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008var. Event ids that are associated: us10008var. Global time and date of event 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 19:07:32 / May 18, 2017 @ 7:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.7052 East, latitude -24.9301 South, depth = 497.06 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 497.06 km (309 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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