A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 245 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (152 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000773q. Id of event: us1000773q. Global time and date of event 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 12:31:38 / November 12, 2016 @ 12:31 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6153 West, latitude -17.5257 South, depth = 535.73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 535.73 km (333 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:31:38 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 245 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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