A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 126 kilometers (78 miles) from Lambasa in Fiji on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:23:53 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 585 km, 179.6723° East, -17.5231° South. Global time and date of event 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 08:23:53 / September 29, 2016 @ 8:23 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10006tr3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006tr3. The epicenter was at a depth of 585 km (364 miles).
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levuka. Country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 126 km SSE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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