A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 270 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (168 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:18:01 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 05:18:01 / September 24, 2016 @ 5:18 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 523.42 km (325 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006s8y. Unique identifier: us10006s8y. Exact location of event, longitude -178.3616 West, latitude -17.5416 South, depth = 523.42 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 270 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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