A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Global time and date of event 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 04:49:19 / October 13, 2018 @ 4:49 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 508.2 km (316 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:49:19 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.8263 East, latitude -25.1667 South, depth = 508.2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hbig. Id of event: us1000hbig. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South of the Fiji Islands.
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