A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 233 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (145 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 00:49:52 / January 20, 2016 @ 12:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 558.18 km (347 miles). Exact location of event, depth 558.18 km, -178.852° West, -17.6687° South. The temblor was picked up at 12:49:52 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004uqa. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004uqa.
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 three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 233 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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