A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 227 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (141 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.0971 West, latitude -18.6274 South, depth = 559.07 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 559.07 km (347 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:51:19 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/18 / 2018-08-24 17:51:19 / August 24, 2018 @ 5:51 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ggwz. Id of event: us1000ggwz.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 227 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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