A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 269 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (167 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 578.82 km, -178.5972° West, -17.8936° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 578.82 km (360 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004hdt. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004hdt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/15 / 2015-12-15 18:51:56 / December 15, 2015 @ 6:51 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:51:56 / 6:51 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 269 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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