A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 255 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (158 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:19:40 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 553.04 km (344 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 553.04 km, -178.5041° West, -17.512° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005j6m. Unique identifier: us20005j6m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 09:19:40 / April 17, 2016 @ 9:19 am.
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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 255 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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