A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 112 km W of Lambasa, Fiji (70 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 15:15:00 / October 23, 2016 @ 3:15 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:15:00 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 15.58 km, 178.33° East, -16.3957° South. Event id: us100072n2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072n2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.58 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each 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 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 have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 112 km W of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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