A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 21 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (13 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arn4. Id of event: us2000arn4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 558.96 km (347 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.6192° West, latitude -20.8321° South, depth = 558.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 12:50:09 / September 4, 2017 @ 12:50 pm. The temblor was picked up at 00:50:09 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 21 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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