A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 190 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (118 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 580.41 km (361 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 22:17:11 / October 20, 2016 @ 10:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.432 West, latitude -17.7095 South, depth = 580.41 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007gnm. Id of event: us20007gnm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:17:11 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 190 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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