A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 68 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (42 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 14:18:12 / 2:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/07/17 / 2017-07-31 02:18:12 / July 31, 2017 @ 2:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 518.06 km (322 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a2sy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a2sy. Exact location of event, longitude -178.6912 West, latitude -21.2716 South, depth = 518.06 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and two 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: 68 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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