A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 213 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (132 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:27:30 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 568.04 km (353 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/17 / 2017-09-22 13:27:30 / September 22, 2017 @ 1:27 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000at3j. Event ids that are associated: us2000at3j. Exact location of event, longitude -177.4166 West, latitude -19.1525 South, depth = 568.04 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 213 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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