A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 251 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (156 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6821 West, latitude -17.7256 South, depth = 517.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 517.12 km (321 miles). Event id: us20005c1r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005c1r. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:53:09 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 13:53:09 / March 20, 2016 @ 1:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 251 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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