A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 260 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (162 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 15:54:21 / September 30, 2015 @ 3:54 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:54:21 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j3i. Id of event: us10003j3i. Exact location, longitude -178.6661° West, latitude -17.8409° South, depth = 551.36 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 551.36 km (343 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 260 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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