A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 270 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (168 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 19:03:34 / January 27, 2016 @ 7:03 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -178.62 West, latitude -17.9281 South, depth = 551.03 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:03:34 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v4l. Id of event: us20004v4l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 551.03 km (342 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 270 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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