A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.6549 East, latitude -24.3496 South, depth = 508.89 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 15:16:57 / August 18, 2017 @ 3:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 508.89 km (316 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9ej. Unique identifier: us2000a9ej. The temblor was reported at 03:16:57 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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