A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:31:57 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 15:31:57 / July 23, 2017 @ 3:31 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -179.9368° West, -24.1966° South, depth 489.06 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 489.06 km (304 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000a1ta. Event ids that are associated: us2000a1ta. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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