A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 284 km E of Levuka, Fiji (176 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -178° West, -18.162° South, depth 548.14 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 548.14 km (341 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:38:57 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 03:38:57 / September 15, 2020 @ 3:38 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000bptu. Event ids that are associated: us7000bptu.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 284 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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