A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 231 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (144 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 525.23 km (326 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:08:00 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 02:08:00 / April 4, 2016 @ 2:08 am. Event id: us20005ee6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ee6. Exact location of event, longitude -178.7628 West, latitude -17.5085 South, depth = 525.23 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 231 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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