A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -176.7661 West, latitude -23.9951 South, depth = 144.81 km. Id of earthquake: us1000atpa. Event ids that are associated: us1000atpa. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/10/17 / 2017-10-10 12:19:26 / October 10, 2017 @ 12:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:19:26 / 12:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144.81 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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