A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 240 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (149 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 498.22 km (310 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.6456 West, latitude -18.4814 South, depth = 498.22 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:20:09 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/17 / 2017-10-12 08:20:09 / October 12, 2017 @ 8:20 am. Unique identifier: us1000aqng. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000aqng. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 240 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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