A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 270 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (168 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 609.73 km (379 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000ar5u. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ar5u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:32:41 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 19:32:41 / August 30, 2017 @ 7:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4852 West, latitude -18.2186 South, depth = 609.73 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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