A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 257 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (160 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 06:39:22 / March 30, 2017 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:39:22 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3192 West, latitude -17.1293 South, depth = 582.56 km. Id of earthquake: us10008emn. Event ids that are associated: us10008emn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 582.56 km (362 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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