A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 202 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (126 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 02:52:05 / October 21, 2017 @ 2:52 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000axln. Id of event: us1000axln. Exact location of event, longitude -179.5373 West, latitude -22.3036 South, depth = 582 km. The temblor was detected at 14:52:05 / 2:52 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 582 km (362 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 202 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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