A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 136 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (85 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.6582 West, latitude -19.9097 South, depth = 505.08 km. Global time and date of event 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 16:27:18 / August 15, 2017 @ 4:27 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:27:18 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a9fj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9fj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 505.08 km (314 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 136 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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