A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 287 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (178 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 413.08 km (257 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 413.08 km, -178.0874° West, -17.3312° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004vvd. Unique identifier: us20004vvd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 01:52:36 / January 30, 2016 @ 1:52 am. The temblor was detected at 13:52:36 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 287 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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