A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 51 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (32 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000a9sj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9sj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 591.24 km (367 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:59:02 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.8204 West, latitude -21.0999 South, depth = 591.24 km. Global time and date of event 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 20:59:02 / August 19, 2017 @ 8:59 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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