A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 262 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (163 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:42:19 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 01:42:19 / January 9, 2016 @ 1:42 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 571.68 km (355 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004eia. Id of event: us10004eia. Exact location, longitude -178.6225° West, latitude -17.8191° South, depth = 571.68 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 262 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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