A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 288 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (179 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:23:59 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 18:23:59 / April 18, 2017 @ 6:23 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008iqx. Unique identifier: us10008iqx. Exact location of event, longitude -178.3737 West, latitude -18.0601 South, depth = 632.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 632.97 km (393 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 288 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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