A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 289 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (180 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.4296° West, -17.9729° South, depth 581.14 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:10:42 / 11:10 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/04/17 / 2017-04-10 23:10:42 / April 10, 2017 @ 11:10 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 581.14 km (361 miles). Unique identifier: us10008gdt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gdt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 289 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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