A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:16:05 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 537.38 km, 179.7297° East, -23.3328° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 17:16:05 / February 8, 2017 @ 5:16 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008iii. Unique identifier: us20008iii. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 537.38 km (334 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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