A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 265 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (165 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/18 / 2018-02-23 19:17:18 / February 23, 2018 @ 7:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 423.47 km (263 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.1836 West, latitude -18.7323 South, depth = 423.47 km. Unique identifier: us2000db54. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000db54. The temblor was picked up at 07:17:18 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter).
Every 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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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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: 265 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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