A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 294 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (183 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:05:44 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 23:05:44 / April 6, 2017 @ 11:05 pm. Exact location of event, depth 533.6 km, -178.3714° West, -17.9789° South. 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 533.6 km (332 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008gxz. Id of event: us10008gxz.
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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 294 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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