A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location, longitude 179.657° East, latitude -23.9883° South, depth = 577.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 13:40:46 / July 17, 2020 @ 1:40 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aqb3. Id of event: us7000aqb3. The epicenter was at a depth of 577.36 km (359 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:40:46 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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