A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 271 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (168 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 607.86 km (378 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.7085 West, latitude -18.0505 South, depth = 607.86 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 12:50:12 / December 30, 2015 @ 12:50 pm. Unique identifier: us10004bu0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bu0. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:50:12 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 271 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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