A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 45 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (28 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 598.15 km (372 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.6814° West, latitude -21.061° South, depth = 598.15 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/19 / 2019-05-18 03:00:09 / May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 am. The temblor was reported at 15:00:09 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003rr3. Id of event: us60003rr3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 45 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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