A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 263 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (163 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009p2s. Id of event: us20009p2s. Exact location of event, longitude -178.7728 West, latitude -18.2689 South, depth = 610.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 610.96 km (380 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 13:01:39 / June 17, 2017 @ 1:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 01:01:39 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 263 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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