A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 271 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (168 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:57:43 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 05:57:43 / January 12, 2017 @ 5:57 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 603.9 km (375 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 603.9 km, -178.5909° West, -17.9158° South. 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: us10007vsj. Unique identifier: us10007vsj.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 271 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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