A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 123 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (76 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 14:43:24 / November 14, 2017 @ 2:43 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 507.39 km (315 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5841 West, latitude -20.2821 South, depth = 507.39 km. Id of earthquake: us2000bthz. Event ids that are associated: us2000bthz. The temblor was reported at 02:43:24 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 123 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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