A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 257 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (160 miles). Event id: us1000jdph. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jdph. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:54:27 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/19 / 2019-03-02 02:54:27 / March 2, 2019 @ 2:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 590.19 km (367 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.4917° West, latitude -17.5344° South, depth = 590.19 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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