A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 102 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (63 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.7186 West, latitude -20.5994 South, depth = 544.77 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009z86. Id of event: us20009z86. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 544.77 km (339 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 16:51:38 / July 18, 2017 @ 4:51 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:51:38 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-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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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: 102 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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