A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 468.46 km (291 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 05:51:14 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008let. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008let. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.7931 East, latitude -24.7153 South, depth = 468.46 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 17:51:14 / February 10, 2017 @ 5:51 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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