A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 135 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (84 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.5756° West, latitude -20.0373° South, depth = 422.26 km. The temblor was reported at 19:16:17 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009yut. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009yut. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 422.26 km (262 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 07:16:17 / July 21, 2017 @ 7:16 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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