A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/10/17 / 2017-10-23 15:10:42 / October 23, 2017 @ 3:10 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:10:42 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 534.76 km (332 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -179.8982 West, latitude -23.9425 South, depth = 534.76 km. Id of earthquake: us1000az5u. Event ids that are associated: us1000az5u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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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