A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:13:21 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 177.3 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/02/18 / 2018-02-20 07:13:21 / February 20, 2018 @ 7:13 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d9pb. Unique identifier: us2000d9pb. Exact location of event, longitude -177.4954 West, latitude -26.1297 South, depth = 177.3 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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