A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000acv5. Event ids that are associated: us2000acv5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 486.12 km (302 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.818 West, latitude -23.8807 South, depth = 486.12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 21:04:50 / August 24, 2017 @ 9:04 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:04:50 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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