A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 06:08:55 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.9731 East, latitude -24.6943 South, depth = 512.67 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vke. Id of event: us10007vke. Global time and date of event 10/01/17 / 2017-01-10 18:08:55 / January 10, 2017 @ 6:08 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 512.67 km (319 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: South of the Fiji Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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