A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -179.8927° West, -23.9106° South, depth 525.13 km. The temblor was detected at 04:17:17 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 525.13 km (326 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 16:17:17 / August 23, 2017 @ 4:17 pm. Unique identifier: us2000abrw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000abrw.
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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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