A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 285 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (177 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.3974 West, latitude -17.8672 South, depth = 603.64 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005ivr. Id of event: us10005ivr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:14:39 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/16 / 2016-05-14 00:14:39 / May 14, 2016 @ 12:14 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 603.64 km (375 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 285 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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