A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 123 km NE of Lambasa, Fiji (76 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:02:19 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008ksg. Event ids that are associated: us20008ksg. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -179.6686° West, -15.78° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 11:02:19 / February 19, 2017 @ 11:02 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 123 km NE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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