A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 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). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000awdv. Id of event: us2000awdv. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:30:30 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 546.3 km (339 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/09/17 / 2017-09-29 05:30:30 / September 29, 2017 @ 5:30 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.5233 West, latitude -24.0812 South, depth = 546.3 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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