A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 261 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (162 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:45:29 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 17:45:29 / January 16, 2016 @ 5:45 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10004f2r. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004f2r. Exact location of event, depth 566.47 km, -178.6211° West, -17.7897° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 566.47 km (352 miles).
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. 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 one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 261 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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