A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 265 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (165 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 549.78 km (342 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -178.524 West, latitude -17.726 South, depth = 549.78 km. Global time and date of event 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 05:00:44 / April 28, 2016 @ 5:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:00:44 / 5:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005e9m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005e9m.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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