A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 280 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (174 miles). Exact location of event, depth 586.54 km, -178.4945° West, -17.9192° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:11:40 / 1:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 01:11:40 / December 20, 2016 @ 1:11 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 586.54 km (364 miles). Event id: us200082nt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082nt.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 280 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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