A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 503.92 km (313 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:18:28 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 503.92 km, 179.9129° East, -24.5931° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000artg. Id of event: us2000artg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 07:18:28 / September 10, 2017 @ 7:18 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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