A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 260 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (162 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.5347 West, latitude -17.6499 South, depth = 585.15 km. Unique identifier: us100048rz. Ids that are associated to the event: us100048rz. The epicenter was at a depth of 585.15 km (364 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 23:44:36 / December 17, 2015 @ 11:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:44:36 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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 ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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