A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 118 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (73 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5701 West, latitude -20.577 South, depth = 483.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:36:23 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003pd8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pd8. Global time and date of event 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 15:36:23 / October 17, 2015 @ 3:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 483.62 km (301 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 118 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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