A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 61 km ESE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (38 miles) on Friday. Unique identifier: us2000a7k2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7k2. Exact location of event, longitude -178.1191 West, latitude -20.7657 South, depth = 535.51 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 08:34:50 / August 12, 2017 @ 8:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:34:50 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 535.51 km (333 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 61 km ESE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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