A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 281 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (175 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 562.27 km (349 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.5228 West, latitude -17.9684 South, depth = 562.27 km. The temblor was detected at 11:27:54 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 23:27:54 / September 8, 2016 @ 11:27 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10006n7i. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006n7i.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 281 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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