A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.7289 West, latitude -23.6923 South, depth = 513.54 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 513.54 km (319 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:39:46 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 17:39:46 / July 26, 2017 @ 5:39 pm. Unique identifier: us2000a1ec. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a1ec. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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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