A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 131 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (81 miles). Unique identifier: us20008ls6. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ls6. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5531 West, latitude -20.16 South, depth = 386.48 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:00:42 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 23:00:42 / February 13, 2017 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 386.48 km (240 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 131 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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