A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 252 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (157 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 00:50:02 / October 15, 2016 @ 12:50 am. The temblor was picked up at 12:50:02 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fmv. Id of event: us20007fmv. Exact location, longitude -178.6128° West, latitude -17.6334° South, depth = 547.86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 547.86 km (340 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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