A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 284 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (176 miles) on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:02:29 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 12:02:29 / October 12, 2018 @ 12:02 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 599.34 km (372 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.1064 West, latitude -18.1409 South, depth = 599.34 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hb1b. Id of event: us1000hb1b.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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