A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 236 km E of Levuka, Fiji (147 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 13:05:21 / January 17, 2021 @ 1:05 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0wp. Id of event: us7000d0wp. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:05:21 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4478 West, latitude -17.967 South, depth = 555.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 555.42 km (345 miles).
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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 236 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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