A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 120 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.5633 West, latitude -20.4598 South, depth = 489.12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 489.12 km (304 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a8ex. Unique identifier: us2000a8ex. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 20:07:18 / August 10, 2017 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:07:18 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 120 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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