A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 246 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (153 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 428.42 km (266 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000d1i5. Event ids that are associated: us1000d1i5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:02:44 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 15:02:44 / March 8, 2018 @ 3:02 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -177.8247 West, latitude -18.5844 South, depth = 428.42 km.
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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 246 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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