A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 164 kilometers (102 miles) from Suva in Fiji. Exact location of event, longitude 179.9525 East, latitude -17.7948 South, depth = 624.03 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 624.03 km (388 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:25:49 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000hciw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hciw. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 09:25:49 / September 11, 2018 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levuka (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 164 km ENE of Suva, Fiji.
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