A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 281 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (175 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -178.2182° West, -18.1475° South, depth 580.54 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dd4a. Unique identifier: us2000dd4a. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 580.54 km (361 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:24:51 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 14:24:51 / February 26, 2018 @ 2:24 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 281 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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