A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 295 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (183 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.009 West, latitude -18.0666 South, depth = 623.45 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 623.45 km (387 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a36w. Event ids that are associated: us2000a36w. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 13:45:40 / July 26, 2017 @ 1:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:45:40 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 295 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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