A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 295 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (183 miles). Exact location of event, depth 610.04 km, -177.939° West, -18.0799° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/19 / 2019-02-24 02:40:31 / February 24, 2019 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 610.04 km (379 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:40:31 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000jbb3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jbb3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 three, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and one 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.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 295 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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