A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 262 km WNW of Lautoka, Fiji (163 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/12/15 / 2015-12-09 14:44:11 / December 9, 2015 @ 2:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.45 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 175.1664° East, -16.751° South, depth 11.45 km. The temblor was reported at 02:44:11 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004fw3. Event ids that are associated: us20004fw3.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 262 km WNW of Lautoka, Fiji.
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