A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 287 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (178 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 556.1 km (346 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 13:39:11 / March 24, 2017 @ 1:39 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -178.3015° West, -17.7475° South, depth 556.1 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:39:11 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008uay. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uay.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty 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. 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: 287 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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