A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 290 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (180 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 574.69 km (357 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 17:31:43 / April 26, 2016 @ 5:31 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005bps. Unique identifier: us10005bps. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4343 West, latitude -17.9917 South, depth = 574.69 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:31:43 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 290 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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