A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 179.8682° East, -25.1665° South, depth 508.37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 21:55:56 / July 17, 2017 @ 9:55 pm. 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 508.37 km (316 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:55:56 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009z14. Unique identifier: us20009z14.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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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