A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (73 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 19:24:15 / August 9, 2017 @ 7:24 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 599.42 km (372 miles). Event id: us2000a6jv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6jv. The temblor was picked up at 07:24:15 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -177.9869° West, -19.8334° South, depth 599.42 km.
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 eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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