A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 160 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (99 miles) on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 18:06:49 / August 14, 2017 @ 6:06 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -177.7775 West, latitude -19.4867 South, depth = 445.45 km. 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 06:06:49 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9eb. Unique identifier: us2000a9eb. The epicenter was at a depth of 445.45 km (277 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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