A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 78 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (48 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:36:50 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.9475° West, latitude -20.5901° South, depth = 542.63 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 542.63 km (337 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 01:36:50 / May 18, 2017 @ 1:36 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008t7j. Id of event: us10008t7j.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 78 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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