A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 284 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (176 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 13:53:46 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 305.16 km (190 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000bq3i. Event ids that are associated: us2000bq3i. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 01:53:46 / November 17, 2017 @ 1:53 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 305.16 km, -177.7899° West, -23.0744° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 284 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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