A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 162 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (101 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.2536 West, latitude -17.0655 South, depth = 562.67 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:35:07 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007wfz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007wfz. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 14:35:07 / January 15, 2017 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 562.67 km (350 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy 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: 162 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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