A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 230 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (143 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.7463 West, latitude -17.4574 South, depth = 539.99 km. The temblor was reported at 05:22:59 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 539.99 km (336 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 17:22:59 / August 23, 2019 @ 5:22 pm. Unique identifier: us700057lx. Ids that are associated to the event: us700057lx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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