A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, Fiji region (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/18 / 2018-02-21 16:51:58 / February 21, 2018 @ 4:51 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -178.0492 West, latitude -17.8174 South, depth = 551.08 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dayc. Unique identifier: us2000dayc. The epicenter was at a depth of 551.08 km (342 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:51:58 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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