A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Suva in Fiji. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 513.79 km (319 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 09:36:48 / September 9, 2018 @ 9:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.8562 East, latitude -18.4387 South, depth = 513.79 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:36:48 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000hgpz. Event ids that are associated: us2000hgpz.
The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Suva (c. 77 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levuka, Suva (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 54 km SE of Suva, Fiji.
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