A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 89 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (55 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:33:36 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 448.8 km (279 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/06/17 / 2017-06-05 23:33:36 / June 5, 2017 @ 11:33 pm. Id of earthquake: us20009lkg. Event ids that are associated: us20009lkg. Exact location, longitude -178.2478° West, latitude -21.3374° South, depth = 448.8 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 89 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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