A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 289 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (180 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:44:52 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.3406° West, latitude -17.8574° South, depth = 548.98 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 10:44:52 / April 3, 2016 @ 10:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005gfb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005gfb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 548.98 km (341 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 289 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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