A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 126 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (78 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a8yc. Id of event: us2000a8yc. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:35:52 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 496.73 km, -177.5485° West, -20.292° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 496.73 km (309 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 22:35:52 / August 16, 2017 @ 10:35 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 126 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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