A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 287 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (178 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4401 West, latitude -17.9597 South, depth = 593.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:49:33 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007cp1. Event ids that are associated: us10007cp1. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 06:49:33 / November 27, 2016 @ 6:49 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 593.84 km (369 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 287 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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