A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 165 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (103 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:42:28 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -179.4614 West, latitude -21.9678 South, depth = 582.9 km. Unique identifier: us10006rbi. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006rbi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 582.9 km (362 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 09:42:28 / September 21, 2016 @ 9:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 165 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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