A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 556.52 km (346 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:20:48 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 06:20:48 / September 24, 2017 @ 6:20 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000awk7. Id of event: us2000awk7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3783 West, latitude -20.6631 South, depth = 556.52 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one 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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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: 33 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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