A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 513.77 km (319 miles). Event id: us1000axit. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000axit. The temblor was picked up at 04:24:40 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 513.77 km, -179.7316° West, -24.2451° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/17 / 2017-10-19 16:24:40 / October 19, 2017 @ 4:24 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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