A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 191 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (119 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 557.45 km (346 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 08:23:34 / January 15, 2016 @ 8:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -179.1259 West, latitude -17.3846 South, depth = 557.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004etw. Unique identifier: us10004etw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:23:34 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 191 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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