A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -179.9512 West, latitude -23.9649 South, depth = 497.94 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 19:33:58 / March 14, 2018 @ 7:33 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7h8. Id of event: us1000d7h8. The temblor was detected at 07:33:58 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 497.94 km (309 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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