A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 273 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (170 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:15:28 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008ih7. Event ids that are associated: us20008ih7. Exact location of event, longitude -178.6089 West, latitude -17.9634 South, depth = 595.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 595.91 km (370 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 20:15:28 / January 24, 2017 @ 8:15 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 273 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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