A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 83 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (52 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -177.9628 West, latitude -20.3664 South, depth = 496.02 km. Global time and date of event 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 23:51:58 / May 17, 2020 @ 11:51 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 496.02 km (308 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:51:58 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009nex. Id of event: us70009nex.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven 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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