A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 290 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (180 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:09:19 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 578.31 km (359 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/19 / 2019-02-15 06:09:19 / February 15, 2019 @ 6:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.0892 West, latitude -18.0907 South, depth = 578.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jnzd. Unique identifier: us2000jnzd.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 290 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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