A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 289 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (180 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 554.28 km (344 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.4794° West, latitude -18.0444° South, depth = 554.28 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 11:47:58 / September 25, 2017 @ 11:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000au9u. Id of event: us2000au9u. The temblor was picked up at 23:47:58 / 11:47 pm (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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 289 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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