A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 296 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (184 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3309 West, latitude -17.9441 South, depth = 596.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 13:11:38 / January 29, 2017 @ 1:11 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 596.09 km (370 miles). Unique identifier: us20008j02. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008j02. The temblor was reported at 01:11:38 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter).
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 twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 296 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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