A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 288 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (179 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:45:03 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 09:45:03 / September 16, 2018 @ 9:45 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hiby. Id of event: us2000hiby. Exact location of earthquake, -178.4817° West, -18.0285° South, depth 557.76 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 557.76 km (347 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 288 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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