A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:15:45 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000auvl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000auvl. Global time and date of event 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 08:15:45 / September 26, 2017 @ 8:15 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 550.61 km (342 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.9119 East, latitude -24.5478 South, depth = 550.61 km.
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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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