A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 119 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (74 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 584.96 km (363 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.0379° West, latitude -21.6831° South, depth = 584.96 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:00:15 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008iym. Event ids that are associated: us20008iym. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 17:00:15 / January 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 119 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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