A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 275 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (171 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 515.73 km (320 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:33:23 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000bu4e. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bu4e. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/11/17 / 2017-11-24 18:33:23 / November 24, 2017 @ 6:33 pm. Exact location, longitude -179.46° West, latitude -23.0387° South, depth = 515.73 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 275 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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