A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 230 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (143 miles). Global time and date of event 22/02/18 / 2018-02-22 22:16:58 / February 22, 2018 @ 10:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -177.7341° West, -18.775° South, depth 599.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000db1p. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000db1p. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:16:58 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 599.6 km (373 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 230 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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