A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 282 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (175 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 542.34 km (337 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 19:21:46 / March 17, 2020 @ 7:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60008hb9. Event ids that are associated: us60008hb9. Exact location, longitude -178.1162° West, latitude -18.1548° South, depth = 542.34 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:21:46 / 7:21 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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