A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 270 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (168 miles). Global time and date of event 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 18:33:30 / October 17, 2015 @ 6:33 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003pds. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pds. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 585.29 km (364 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5411 West, latitude -17.8309 South, depth = 585.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:33:30 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 270 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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