A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 17 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (11 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.6762 West, latitude -20.8041 South, depth = 566.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 566.4 km (352 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000d4b5. Event ids that are associated: us1000d4b5. The temblor was reported at 13:56:33 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 01:56:33 / March 5, 2018 @ 1:56 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 17 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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