A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 265 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (165 miles). Global time and date of event 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 21:46:49 / February 23, 2016 @ 9:46 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 555.95 km (345 miles). Unique identifier: us10004s6b. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004s6b. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4945 West, latitude -17.6713 South, depth = 555.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:46:49 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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