A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 244 km SW of Nadi, Fiji (152 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 02:06:36 / May 23, 2017 @ 2:06 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 61.33 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wiz. Id of event: us10008wiz. Exact location, longitude 175.7835° East, latitude -19.3699° South, depth = 61.33 km. The temblor was detected at 14:06:36 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 244 km SW of Nadi, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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