A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Fiji region (0 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.9446° West, latitude -17.9214° South, depth = 584.78 km. Event id: us1000gjfz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gjfz. Global time and date of event 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 12:10:09 / August 20, 2018 @ 12:10 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:10:09 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 584.78 km (363 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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