A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 146 km SW of Nadi, Fiji (91 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 19:02:21 / January 14, 2017 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10007w7r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w7r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.2611 East, latitude -18.5314 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:02:21 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 146 km SW of Nadi, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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