A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 290 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (180 miles). Event id: us200050vb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050vb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 601.67 km (374 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.4644 West, latitude -18.0394 South, depth = 601.67 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 17:09:32 / February 13, 2016 @ 5:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:09:32 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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