A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -179.5801 West, latitude -23.7713 South, depth = 482.34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/18 / 2018-01-08 16:44:43 / January 8, 2018 @ 4:44 pm. Event id: us2000cmzt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cmzt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:44:43 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 482.34 km (300 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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