A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 64 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (40 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 11:55:29 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). 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 519.94 km (323 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/17 / 2017-10-16 23:55:29 / October 16, 2017 @ 11:55 pm. Exact location, longitude -178.3963° West, latitude -21.1606° South, depth = 519.94 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000awb8. Id of event: us1000awb8.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 64 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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