A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. 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: us20004x1u. Id of event: us20004x1u. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.6782 West, latitude -24.2644 South, depth = 510.93 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 510.93 km (317 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 11:34:56 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:34 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:34:56 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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