A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 129 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (80 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:54:20 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 569.72 km, -177.7588° West, -19.8887° South. 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 569.72 km (354 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 02:54:20 / March 22, 2017 @ 2:54 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008vly. Unique identifier: us20008vly.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 129 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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