A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 244 km E of Suva, Fiji (152 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:48:34 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008ut3. Unique identifier: us10008ut3. Global time and date of event 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 09:48:34 / May 24, 2017 @ 9:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 607.81 km, -179.2528° West, -18.2105° 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 607.81 km (378 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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