A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/05/16 / 2016-05-26 21:52:01 / May 26, 2016 @ 9:52 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005yb1. Id of event: us20005yb1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.9084 West, latitude -23.6089 South, depth = 538.35 km. The temblor was detected at 09:52:01 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 538.35 km (335 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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