A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 288 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (179 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:58:12 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3706 West, latitude -17.8725 South, depth = 571.82 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 04:58:12 / August 27, 2016 @ 4:58 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 571.82 km (355 miles). Event id: us10006j3v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006j3v.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
Did you feel anything?
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 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: 288 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.