A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 05:27:37 / August 31, 2017 @ 5:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 179.7613° East, -24.4845° South, depth 528.22 km. Unique identifier: us2000arju. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arju. The temblor was reported at 17:27:37 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 528.22 km (328 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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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