A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 km SW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (9 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 19:54:17 / May 24, 2016 @ 7:54 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:54:17 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -178.7927° West, -20.7606° South, depth 572.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 572.89 km (356 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005xlz. Id of event: us20005xlz.
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km SW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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