A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:19:36 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 20:19:36 / March 23, 2018 @ 8:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 506.51 km (315 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 179.953° East, -23.8629° South, depth 506.51 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000daq4. Unique identifier: us1000daq4.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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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