A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 220 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (137 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 482.3 km (300 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 482.3 km, -177.7501° West, -18.8696° South. The temblor was reported at 16:28:59 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a9dk. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9dk. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 04:28:59 / August 14, 2017 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 220 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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