A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 272 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (169 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 579.79 km (360 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 14:39:26 / January 4, 2017 @ 2:39 pm. Exact location, longitude -178.5371° West, latitude -17.8486° South, depth = 579.79 km. The temblor was detected at 02:39:26 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007pvl. Unique identifier: us10007pvl.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 272 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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