A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 285 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (177 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 598.88 km (372 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:05:52 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 18:05:52 / February 1, 2017 @ 6:05 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4443 West, latitude -17.9276 South, depth = 598.88 km. Unique identifier: us20008jyq. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jyq.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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