A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.7812 East, latitude -25.0147 South, depth = 489.96 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 22:13:48 / August 28, 2017 @ 10:13 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000acnz. Id of event: us2000acnz. The temblor was detected at 10:13:48 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 489.96 km (304 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fourty-nine 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: South of the Fiji Islands.
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